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Lockheed Martin says it won’t protest T-X

Photo: Boeing


Boeing’s $9.2-billion win in the US Air Force’s T-X trainer competition won’t be protested by competitor Lockheed Martin. It comes after Boeing took the award for its new ‘clean’sheet’ T-X trainer solution in late September.

Lockheed Martin offered the T-50A, and Leonardo DRS offered the T-100, a derivative of its M-346 Master.

The news that Lockheed Martin will not contest the decision removes one hurdle that will help the USAF to proceed swiftly with T-X, which will initially replace its T-38 Talons in the pilot training role.

Posted in Boeing/Saab, News, T-X


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