The prospect of a massive U.S. order for new trainers has convinced BAE Systems to gamble and pursue a prime contractor role to secure the deal. The BAE Systems’ strategy will see the company assemble a U.S. team to help it sell the single-engine Hawk trainer in the competition to replace the T-38 fleet. More than 500 T-38s are in service, with an average age of more than 42 years. But the competition is expected to be formidable and to include the twin-engine Lockheed Martin/Korea ...

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