ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – After months of speculation, Boeing this morning will roll out its proposal for a new Air Force training jet.
It’s Boeing’s entry in the T-X competition to replace the 55-year-old Northrup Grumman made T-38 Talon, which is used to train fighter pilots.
Boeing has worked with Saab on the design, which the companies say “takes advantage of the latest technologies, tools and manufacturing techniques and is designed to evolve as technologies, missions and training needs change.”
The Air Force plans to buy 350 of the two-seat jets. The Boeing/Saab design is one of four in the competition. The new jets are expected to reach full operational capability in 2034. There’s no word yet on what the project will mean for jobs in St. Louis.
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