RFX Contract Revives USAF Hopes For Losing T-X Aircraft

M-346s carry the same Elbit Systems embedded training technology that will be installed on Boeing’s T-7A fleet, and MSS believes that should make a requirement for active sensors on RFX redundant.
Credit: Mission Support Systems
Two advanced jet trainers—Korea Aerospace Industries/Lockheed Martin’s T-50 and Leonardo’s M-346—dueled for decades for a chance to replace the U.S. Air Force’s T-38 fleet, only to lose to the Boeing/Saab team’s upstart and recently branded T-7A. The T-X competition ended 18 months ago, but a...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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