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Defense News: Raytheon to Pursue Air Force T-X Program with Alenia, CAE

Defense News: Raytheon to Pursue Air Force T-X Program with Alenia, CAE - top government contractors - best government contracting event

T_38Raytheon will confirm on Monday its partnership with Alenia Aermacchi and CAE to compete for the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer replacement contract, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Aaron Mehta and Lara Seligman write Raytheon likely will hold a prime role on the team, which will propose a variant of Alenia’s M-346 aircrew training system for the competition.

General Dynamics left the Alenia consortium as a primary contractor in March 2015.

According to Defense News, the following consortia are also vying for the T-X program:

  • Boeing and Saab
  • Lockheed Martin and Korean Aerospace Industries
  • Northrop Grumman, BAE Systems and L-3 Communications
  • Textron AirLand

The Air Force could name the winning team next year to build up to 350 systems that would replace the military branch’s fleet of T-38 aircrew trainers, the report said.

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