Randy Deidrick: Boeing Eyes T-X Trainer Full Operational Capability in 2034

Randy Deidrick, ground-based training systems lead for the T-X program at Boeing, has said the company intends to achieve full operational capability for the T-X trainer aircraft in 2034, National Defense reported Wednesday.

“Part of what we've been doing in these two months is familiarizing our customer with what we've already developed, what we already have, and now we go through the [engineering and manufacturing development] program over the next couple of years,“ Deidrick told reporters Tuesday at a conference in Orlando, Fla.

He said Boeing intends to pursue international sales and market the aircraft for other missions.

“We see a large market for the T-X aircraft and training system throughout the world,“ he added.

The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing in September a potential 16-year, $9.2B contract to build up to 475 T-X trainer aircraft and 120 ground-based training systems in partnership with Saab.

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