It is almost prime time for the U.S. Air Force’s long-delayed T-X trainer program. Three industry teams have been waiting since December 2016 for the service to select the winner of a contract worth up to $16 billion. The chosen team will build 350 next-generation trainers to replace the aging Northrop T-38 Talons, as well as gain a foothold in the global trainer market. But the announcement is not expected until the end of the ...

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