Boeing and its partner Saab AB have unveiled their two production T-X aircraft for the US Air Force trainer competition.
The aircraft revealed Tuesday is an all-new aircraft designed specifically for the U.S. Air Force training mission.
Boeing’s design takes advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing techniques. It is an advanced aircraft designed to evolve as technologies, missions and training needs change.
The design is more affordable and flexible than older, existing aircraft.
“Our T-X is real, ready and the right choice for training pilots for generations to come,” said Boeing Defense President and CEO Leanne Caret.
The Boeing T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. The system also offers state-of-the-art ground-based training and a maintenance-friendly design for long-term supportability.
T-X will replace the Air Force’s aging T-38 aircraft. Initial operating capability is planned for 2024.
Apart from Boeing-Saab, Lockheed Martin-KAI team is offering T-50A, Raytheon-Leonardo and CAE are offering T-100 based on M-346 design. BAE systems is teaming with Northrop Grumman and L-3 systems for a new aircraft to offer to the US.
Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries have completed the initial test flight of its second T-50A configured aircraft in Sacheon, South Korea. The T-50A is the companys aircraft offering in the US Air Forces Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Lockheed Martin has conducted an initial flight test of its T-50A jet aircraft. The newly configured T-50A is a variant of the T-50 developed by Korea Aerospace Industries and Lockheed Martin
US Air Force officials have released requirements for the T-X trainer aircraft family of systems that will replace the T-38 Talon under the ‘Bending the Cost Curve initiative. The release follows Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James emphasis on increased dialogue with industry to build affordability into the acquisition process, according to USAF Website
Textron will not be offering its Scorpion jet for the US Air Force $16.3 billion T-X trainer competition
Leonardo has confirmed its participation in the US Air Force $16.3 billion T-X trainer competition alone
Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems have decided not to submit a proposal for the US Air Force T-X Trainer program after carefully examining requirements and acquisition strategy as stated in the final request for proposals issued on Dec. 30, 2016
Raytheon and Leonardo have decided not to jointly pursue the U.S
Defense contractors Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Sierra Nevada have been put into competition against each other to build the US Air Forces $16.3 billion T-X trainer
Boeing and its partner Saab yesterday completed the first flight of their all-new T-X single-engine fighter trainer airplane, which is designed specifically for the U.S
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