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Lockheed-KAI Team Unveils T-50A for Air Force T-X Trainer Jet Program

Lockheed-KAI Team Unveils T-50A for Air Force T-X Trainer Jet Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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T_38Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries  have introduced the T-50A training jet that they plan to offer to the U.S. Air Force as part of the upcoming competition for the T-X trainer aircraft program.

Lockheed and KAI built the trainer aircraft in an effort to replace the service branch“™s fleet of T-38 planes, Lockheed said Thursday.

Rob Weiss, executive vice president and general manager at Lockheed“™s Skunk Works business, noted that the T-50A is now production ready.

Lockheed also announced that its 227-acre operations site in Greenville, South Carolina, will serve as its final assembly and checkout facility to produce the new jet trainer.

The company“™s Greenville facility has 8,000 feet of runway, 13 hangars and 1.2 million square feet of covered space.

The T-X program was launched as part of the Air Force’s Bending the Cost Curve acquisition initiative.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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