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Boeing to Produce T-X Trainer Aircraft Offering at Missouri Facility

Boeing to Produce T-X Trainer Aircraft Offering at Missouri Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing to Produce T-X Trainer Aircraft Offering at Missouri Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBoeing has picked its St. Louis, Missouri-based facility to assemble the trainer aircraft the company built with Saab should the industry team win the T-X contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Boeing said Monday it expects the T-X trainer jet work to create and support approximately 1,800 indirect and direct jobs in the state.

The decision came a month after Boeing and Saab conducted a flight test of their second T-X model aircraft.

The Air Force issued a request for proposals in December 2016 to produce a total of 350 trainer jets designed to replace its fleet of T-38 aircraft under a potential $16 billion program.

The service branch plans to award the contract later this year and achieve initial operating capability by 2024.

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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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