Saab, Boeing unveil 1st 2 aircraft for USAF T-X competition

Boeing and its partner Saab AB have revealed two production T-X aircraft to show the US Air Force the performance, affordability and maintainability advantages of their approach, the company said.

Boeing T-X is an all-new aircraft designed specifically for the US Air Force training mission, and takes advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing techniques. It is an advanced aircraft designed to evolve as technologies, missions and training needs change.

The Boeing T-X aircraft has one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. The system also offers state-of-the-art ground-based training and a maintenance-friendly design for long-term supportability.

T-X will replace the Air Force´s aging T-38 aircraft. Initial operating capability is planned for 2024.

Swedish defense and security company Saab serves the global market with products, services and solutions ranging from military defense to civil security. Saab is a USD4.0 billion business with approximately 15,000 employees in about 35 countries.