The two automotive giants, Boeing and Saab recently teamed up to bring forth the next generation jet fighter trainer. The two produced two completely functional planes in a hangar located in St.Louis mo. The basic purpose of this fighter jet is to replace the US Air Force (USAF)’s fleet of T-38 fleet. The present one is getting older and out of date in terms of technology and will retire finally in the year 2024.
The single engine of this fighter jet trainer was designed and calibrated by Saab and Boeing engineers, it is potent enough to prepare aviators planning to work with the Service’s F-35 and F-22 fighter across the 21st century. According to Boeing, the T-X comes laced with “twin tails, stadium seating and an advanced cockpit with embedded training. The system also offers state-of-the-art ground-based training and a maintenance-friendly design for long-term supportability.”
Apart from this, Boeing claims that T-X will become the training base for all future jet fighter. It is so because it employs the most advanced tools, techniques, and manufacturing technologies with respect to aerospace engineering. Along with the technologies that T-X currently has, it has been designed to support further upgrades in near future. This will keep it in pace with all state-of-the-art aerospace technologies.
On a whole the technology seems quite compelling and the idea of having it in training bases looks perfect. But the competition is tough when it comes to getting an order for 350 such planes. The two brands will have to do their best in order to take over their close rivals including Northrop Gumman, Lackheed Martin/Korea Aerospace Industries, Alenia-Aerimacchi/Raytheon partnerships,and other high level partnerships who are fighting with tooth and nail to get this order.
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