Rand Reveals Misunderstandings In T-7A, MH-139 Design Decisions

Parts shortages and technical issues, including a newly discovered wing rock problem, have delayed the development phase of the Boeing T-7A trainer program by 15-18 months, U.S. Air Force officials said June 16. Credit: Boeing
U.S. Air Force acquisition officers asked Boeing to design a “self-contained” egress ladder for the T-7A trainer and a seat for the door gunner on the MH-139 helicopter, but the result was not what the operators expected. An ambiguously worded requirement for the T-7A’s ladder was misinterpreted...

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