DEFENSE Built by prototyping subsidiary Scaled Composites, the demonstrator for Northrop Grumman’s entry in the U.S. Air Force T-X advanced trainer contest made its first flight from Mojave, California, on Aug. 22. Boeing, with Saab, will roll out its prototype on Sept. 13, completing the four-contestant lineup. Despite development delays, Boeing has received $2.8 billion in U.S. Air Force contracts for the first two low-rate initial-production lots of KC-46A tankers, for seven and ...

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