Boeing Starts T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Trainer Production

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  • 06:54 AM, February 24, 2021
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Boeing Starts T-7A Red Hawk Advanced Trainer Production

Boeing has kick-started the production of T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jets.

The training jet, designated the eT-7A Red Hawk by the U.S. Air Force because of its digital heritage, was fully designed using 3D model-based definition and data management systems developed at Boeing during the last two decades. The T-7A Red Hawk employed the digital engineering and design of the Boeing T-X aircraft that went from firm concept to first flight in just 36 months.

The Advanced Pilot Training System also incorporates  ground-based live and virtual simulators.

In September 2018, the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $9.2 billion contract to supply 351 advanced trainer aircraft and 46 associated ground-based training simulators. Saab is teamed with Boeing on the trainer and provides the aft fuselage of the jet.

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