Lockheed Martin has conducted the first flight test of a second trainer aircraft that the company plans to offer in the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer competition.
The company said Monday the demonstration of its second production-ready T-50A aircraft occurred in Greenville, South Carolina, where Lockheed’s final assembly and checkout facility is located.
T-50A is designed to train pilots of F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II aircraft as well as fourth-generation fighter platforms.
Lockheed added it will also offer an accompanying T-50A ground-based training system equipped with immersive and synchronized technologies.
The T-X program aims to replace the Air Force’s fleet of Northrop Grumman-built T-38 Talon aircraft.