General DynamicsÂ (NYSE: GD) has decided to abandon the companyâs pursuit for the U.S. Air Forceâs T-X trainer replacement program as a prime contractor, Defense News reported Thursday.
The company told the publicationÂ it made the decision afterÂ the information systems and technology group’sÂ reorganization, which completed in January.
Alenia Aermacchi originally partnered with General Dynamics to proposeÂ a variant of theÂ Italian aerospaceÂ manufacturer’s M-346 aircraft and the future of Alenia’s participation in the program is not clear, according to Aaron Mehta’s report.
Defense News lists theseÂ otherÂ teams as still in the running for theÂ trainer program:
- Boeing (NYSE: BA)Â andÂ Saab
- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)Â andÂ Korean Aerospace Industries
- Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Â BAE Systems and L-3 CommunicationsÂ (NYSE: LLL)
- TextronÂ AirLand
The Air Force to build 350 trainers as a replacement for the legacy T-38 fleet through theÂ T-X program, according to the report.