Leonardo has confirmed its participation in the US Air Force $16.3 billion T-X trainer competition alone.
Leonardo late last month withdrew the bid along with its partner Raytheon. Leonardo will now bid solo with its T-100 integrated training system with its subsidiary DRS as the prime contractor.
“Leonardo’s commitment to pursue the T-X builds on our deep experience in military pilots’ training and on the competitiveness of our T-100 integrated Training Systems that can meet the US Air Force’s current and future needs” said Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo in a statement Wednesday.
Northrop Grumman-BAE Systems team has backed out of the trainer program earlier this month. The companies have decided not to submit a proposal for the T-X Trainer program, as it would not be in the best interest of the companies and their shareholders,” the companies said in a joint statement on 2 February this year.
Boeing and its partner Saab AB have unveiled their two production T-X aircraft for the US Air Force trainer competition in September last year. The Boeing T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training.
Apart from Boeing-Saab, Lockheed Martin-KAI team is offering T-50A.
BAE systems-Northrop Grumman and L-3 systems were offering a new aircraft to the US. Raytheon-Leonardo and CAE were offering T-100 based on M-346 design.
T-X will replace the Air Force’s aging T-38 aircraft. Initial operating capability is planned for 2024.
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
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
Saab has offered to establish manufacturing and production capability in the United States for its Boeing/Saab T-X advanced trainer aircraft. Developed in partnership with Boeing, the T-X advanced trainer can provide a new highly capable training solution for the United States Air Force
Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second production-ready T-X aircraft designed specifically for the US Air Force $16.3 billion advanced pilot training requirement
Leonardo DRS has selected a location in Tuskegee, Alabama to set up a new aircraft manufacturing facility to produce its T-100 integrated jet training system should it be selected by the U.S
Textron will not be offering its Scorpion jet for the US Air Force $16.3 billion T-X trainer competition
Lenoardo has closed 2016 fiscal year with a 35 billion Euro backlog including new orders for 2016 alone worth Euro 20 billion guaranteeing the Italy-headquartered defence and aerspace conglomerate a 3 years production run in its factories mostly in Europe. Net Result for 2016 before extraordinary transactions was at more than EUR 500 million, more than double of 2015 at EUR 253 million, a company statement said today
Leonardo has delivered its first NH90 Maritime Italian Navy Tactical Transport helicopter during a ceremony held at Luni Naval Base. The delivery marks the first of ten scheduled for the Italian navy, which designated the aircraft as MH-90, the company announced today
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