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Air Force Picks Boeing to Make Its Next Trainer

October 3, 2018

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The U.S. Air Force has selected the Boeing T-X advanced pilot training aircraft which features an all-new aircraft designed, developed and flight-tested by Boeing and Saab. | From the Boeing website

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $9.2 billion contract to build the service’s next aircraft for training future pilots.

The firm fixed-price contract award includes funding for 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment, Boeing said. The payment structure, officials said, also allows for an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity option to give the Air Force the opportunity to purchase up to 475 aircraft and 120 simulators.

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More about the Boeing T-X

Finally, a replacement of the T-38 Talon which the Air Force used for pilot training for over 50 years.

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