The SIAI-Marchetti S.211 (later Aermacchi S-211) is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by SIAI-Marchetti. Some 60 aircraft have been sold to air forces around the world. Aermacchi bought the production rights in 1997.
Since the 1990s, the Philippine Air Force has been using the S-211 as a Trainer with secondary Attack Capability. These were redesignated as AS-211s and nicknamed as "Warriors".With the retirement of the F-5 fighters in 2005, the additional task of air defense was assigned to it as well. Because of this, the Philippine Air Force initiated some improvements to the AS-211s to improve its combat capability through a series of programs and innovations.
Italian Air Force
Alenia Aermacchi M-345
The Alenia Aermacchi M-345 (M-311 before 2012) is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft. It is a development of the SIAI Marchetti S.211/Aermacchi S-211. Launched during the Paris air show in June 2013 with the backing of the Italian air force, the M-345 high efficiency trainer is due to replace the service’s current MB-339s during the delivery of pilot training. Deliveries are expected to commence during 2018, with the type to be used also to re-equip its Frecce Tricolori aerobatic display team.