First Take, May 2, 2022

boeing T-7 rollout
Boeing rolled out its first T-7 Red Hawk advanced trainer for the U.S. Air Force April 28 in St. Louis. The rollout came one day after the company recorded $367 million in charges on the program because of the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain constraints and inflation.
Credit: Boeing
DEFENSE The U.S. Air Force will buy Boeing E-7A Wedgetails to replace part of its E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System fleet, with a prototype expected to be delivered in 2027. Brazil has announced plans to buy four more Saab F-39 Gripens, raising the quantity in its initial batch of single...

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