New Requirements Point To Clean-Sheet Jet Trainer Designs

T-7A
A growth version of the T-7A has the speed and advanced avionics to meet new requirements, but the aircraft lacks the affordability and availability goals set for the new Advanced Tactical Trainer program.
Credit: Eric Shindelbower-Boeing
Two fresh proposals by the U.S. Air Force and Navy to buy hundreds of additional jet trainers come with a schedule and list of requirements that seem to rule out aircraft types already in development or operation. The proposals come with different names: an Advanced Tactical Trainer (ATT) for the...

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