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McAleese & Associates: Boeing ‘Self-Funds’ R&D Work on Some Defense Programs

A new report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Boeing (NYSE: BA) has begun to “self-fund” research and development work on some Defense Department programs as it aims to win new contract opportunities. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote that one of those opportunities is the U.S. Air Force’s …

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Boeing Lands $9.2B Air Force T-X Trainer Contract; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a potential 16-year, $9.2B contract to build up to 475 T-X trainer aircraft and 120 ground-based training platforms for the U.S. Air Force. “Today’s announcement is the culmination of years of unwavering focus by the Boeing and Saab team,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s …

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Lockheed Martin’s T-50A Trainer Aircraft Completes 100th Sortie

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 6, 2017 — Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) T-50A aircraft has reached a milestone with its 100th sortie in Greenville, South Carolina, as the company pursues the U.S. Air Force‘s Advanced Pilot Training contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the T-50A is undergoing continued flight operations in Greenville following the submission of …

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Boeing-Saab Team Holds Flight Test on 2nd T-X Trainer Aircraft

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 26, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and its teaming partner Saab have conducted a flight test on a second production-ready T-X trainer aircraft as part of a U.S. Air Force program to replace the T-38, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The test sought to validate the aircraft’s design and performance following …

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Lockheed Martin Flies 2nd Trainer Aircraft in Push for T-X Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 23, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the first flight test of its second production-ready T-50A trainer aircraft at the company’s final assembly and checkout facility in South Carolina, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Monday it aims to offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X …

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Leonardo’s DRS Subsidiary to Lead New Air Force Trainer Contract Pursuit Team

Italy-based defense and aerospace conglomerate Leonardo has designated its U.S. subsidiary DRS as prime contractor for an industry team that will bid on the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X fighter pilot trainer contract. DRS said Wednesday it will collaborate with CAE USA and International Turbine Engine Company to build a ground-based training system and propulsion engines for the team’s T-100 Integrated …

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Stavatti Aerospace to Pitch Javelin Trainer for Air Force T-X Competition

Stavatti Aerospace has announced plans to offer its Javelin military jet trainer and very light fighter aircraft to the U.S. Air Force‘s $16.3 billion T-X trainer program. The company said Friday the Javelin platform, which was derived from the Aviation Technology Group-built Javelin Mk-30 civil jet sportplane, will be offered as a potential replacement for the service branch’s …

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Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017: The 28 CEOs in This Year’s Wash100 & more

Weekly Roundup January 30 – February 3 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Our fourth annual Wash100 list of Government Contracting’s Most Influential Figures hit the presses last week to recognize leaders in the public and private sectors and those …

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Raytheon, Leonardo Drop Out of T-X Trainer Program Partnership

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Leonardo have decided to end their partnership to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer aircraft program after the companies failed to “reach a business agreement, ” Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta and Valerie Insinna write Leonardo said in a statement published Wednesday the firm has started to …

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Air Force Issues RFP for $16B T-X Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has released a request for proposals for a potential $16.3 billion program that seeks to build a new trainer jet designed to replace the T-38 aircraft and train pilots of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, Air University reported Friday. The RFP for the Advanced Pilot Training program …

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