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A New Military Jet Flies Just One Year After It Was Designed

March 5, 2017

From the Defense One website


In an era where it takes years — often many years — to bring a warplane from drawing board to flight line, Tuesday’s first flight of a new Boeing-Saab training jet in St. Louis shows that defense firms can, on occasion, build a complex weapon quickly.

In one year, the firms went from certifying the design of its plane to flying it — light speed for the defense industry.

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