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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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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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