Tag: Boeing-Saab T-X

Boeing wins USAF T-X trainer competition
The U.S. Air Force required up to 475 T-X advanced trainer aircraft and the numbers do not include replacing the T-38 in the Aggressor and companion trainer roles. William Torgerson, senior director of T-X program, at its factory tour for the media at Boeing’s St. Louis that the aerospace giant sees a potential market for...
"Boeing’s T-X bid was unbeatably low” KAI says
KAI didn’t provide its own bidding price for its T-50 supersonic jet. However the company’s share lost 29.8 percent after the winner of the T-X contract was announced. A Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) spokesperson confirmed to The Korea Times that Boeing’s bid for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition was “unbeatably low.” Actually the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Boeing over...
Boeing wins USAF T-X trainer competition
Boeing beat out Lockheed, which was offering a modified version of its T-50 training jet developed jointly with KAI and also beat Italy’s Leonardo, which offered the T-100 According to Reuters, Boeing was selected to build the U.S. Air Force’s next training jet in a contract worth up to $9.2 billion over the life of the program, the service said...
Saab to deliver first 2 Gripen E fighters to Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces in 2019
According Saab CEO Håkan Buskhe the company remains on track to deliver the first series production examples of its Gripen E Saab’s CEO Håkan Buskhe told journalists on Feb. 16 that the aerospace firm is on schedule to deliver the first two Gripen E fighters to the Brazilian and Swedish Air Forces next year. Buskhe revealed that the test data from...
USAF to base first T-X unit at JB San Antonio-Randolph
The first T-X aircraft will arrive in Texas in 2022 On Feb. 21, 2018 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has selected Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, as the preferred location for the first T-X unit. The T-X program aims to replace the Northrop T-38 advanced jet trainer with a new platform. According to the U.S. Air Force press release the first aircraft...
Boeing wins USAF T-X trainer competition
Instead of the T-X Stockholm might consider a less expensive turboprop solution like the Pilatus PC-21 if the Pentagon chooses another solution for the USAF According to Defense News, Sweden will only replace its aging Saab 105 jet trainer with the T-X trainer made by Boeing and Saab if the latter wins the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition. Currently the Flygvapnet...