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.
The Boeing T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating, and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. The all-new, purpose-built design offers flexibility to evolve as technology, missions, and training needs change, Boeing said in a statement Monday.
Boeing and Saab revealed their design in September 2016 and flew the first aircraft last December.
Among the bidders for the T-X program, 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-Finmeccanica had jointly announced that they would not be participating in the US Air Force T-X trainer acquisition program in January this year. In February, Raytheon backed out and Leonardo decided to pursue the competition alone with its T-100 integrated Training Systems.
Northrop Grumman-BAE Systems team has backed out of the trainer program in Febraruy this year. BAE systems-Northrop Grumman and L-3 systems were offering a new aircraft to the US.
Apart from Boeing-Saab, Lockheed Martin-KAI team is offering T-50A. T-X will replace the US Air Force’s aging T-38 aircraft. Initial operating capability is planned for 2024.
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
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
Saab has received an order worth US$117.6 from Boeing for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase for the Advanced Pilot Training Aircraft, T-X
A Boeing-Saab partnership has won $9.2 billion contract for the United States Air Force Advanced Pilot Training aircraft and ground-based training systems beating Lockheed-KAI consortium and Leonardo DRS
Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace (KAI) collectively have submitted their final proposal for the United States Air Force (USAF) $16 billion T-X fighter jet program. "Lockheed Martin submitted its final proposal at 3:35 p
The Korean Aerospace Industries-Lockheed Martin joint bid for the US Air Force Advanced Pilot Training project, the T-50A trainer jet is “well placed” to win the contract, a South Korean think tank, the Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) has said. The KIETs 2018-2022 forecast said that Korea's T-50A is well placed to secure the Advanced Pilot Training project that could be worth some 14 trillion won ($13 billion)
Saab has offered to establish manufacturing and production capability in the United States for its Boeing/Saab T-X advanced trainer aircraft. Developed in partnership with Boeing, the T-X advanced trainer can provide a new highly capable training solution for the United States Air Force
Saab has been awarded SEK 500 million (US$ 56m) contract from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to provide additional anti-ship missiles. Deliveries will begin in the mid-2020s
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