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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 novembre 2017, 21:14

Dall' ultimo numero dell' Air Force Magazine .....

..... "From T-38 to a New Trainer" .....

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T-X ..... slittamento a Luglio ..... :(
The three vendors recently received evaluation notices back from the Air Force evaluation team, along with a notice that the timeline for a source-selection decision has slipped into July, a seven-month delay.
Fonte: aviationweek.com ..... "Why Boeing Hasn’t Been Flying Its Two T-X Trainers" .....

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L' Amministratore Delegato di Leonardo in missione in Israele nel tentativo di ottenere dal più importante utilizzatore del '346' un qualche appoggio nei confronti degli USA .....

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Boeing (finalmente) mostra il cockpit ..... ad alcuni studenti universitari .....

Immagine
Boeing revealed its new T-X aircraft design and the first two product aircraft in September 2016.
Last week, five future engineers from Missouri high schools and universities had a chance to experience the full advanced pilot training system for themselves.
They became the first members of the general public to see and experience its advanced cockpit.
Fonte: boeing.com ..... "T-X cockpit revealed! - Future engineers get first look inside Boeing T-X" .....

Un commento: aviationweek.com ..... "Boeing Reveals T-X Cockpit Layout" .....
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A pochi mesi dalla scelta del vincitore (sempre che non venga rinviata ulteriormente) ..... FlightGlobal.com fa il punto sulla situazione con un lungo articolo .....
Crunch time for T-X trainer bidders .....

09 March, 2018
Source: FlightGlobal.com
By: Stephen Trimble - Washington DC

When discussing the stakes of the competition to build 350 new advanced training jets for the US Air Force, the bidders prefer not to frame the outcome in stark “do-or-die” terms.
“I don’t think it’s live or die,” says Marc Lindsley, programme manager for Leonardo, which has proposed selling the T-100 variant of its M-346 for the $16 billion contract. “We are selling the -346 around the world.”
But there is no question the pending contact for the T-X advanced pilot training family of systems will shape the global market for supersonic trainers.
The winner – either Boeing’s clean-sheet T-X, Leonardo’s Alabama-made T-100 or Lockheed Martin’s South Carolina-built T-50A – will become the de facto market leader for decades to come.
“This is a big programme. It’s a lot of aircraft. You don’t see a lot of programmes these days where this many aircraft are being purchased,” Lindsley says.
Such enthusiasm has pushed the bidding teams to invest heavily in their candidates.
As a result, air force evaluators have the rare opportunity in the modern era to choose from a diverse field of high-performance aircraft without having spent a penny of taxpayers’ money on prototypes.
The T-100 is flying at Leonardo’s manufacturing base in Venegono, Italy.
Lockheed has flown T-50As in Greenville, South Carolina.
Boeing opted to develop a clean-sheet design for the T-X contract, yet still built and flew two “production-ready” examples to comply with the air force’s requirements to participate in the bidding.
“In the old days when you turned in proposals you didn’t put out flying artefacts. You just gave them paper and said, ‘Here you go’,” says Tom Connard, Boeing’s T-X capture team leader.
“Take all the words away. The jet’s flying, the simulator to train the pilots to go fly the jet [is operating]. So we’ve proved it all out on our own upfront investment.”
The air force, in return, set up one of the most complex evaluation formulas the industry has seen in any competition for a military contract.
Instead of simply evaluating cost, risk and performance, the air force prescribed how much it is willing pay for proposals that offer more performance than the service requires.
Rob Weiss, executive vice-president and general manager of Lockheed’s advanced development programmes division – also known as the Skunk Works – says he has not seen a similar approach before in a government solicitation.
“And I don’t think Lockheed Aeronautics has seen it either,” Weiss says.
“I think it’s an innovative approach by the government to try to monetise capabilities that they like.”
The air force’s solicitation contains more than 100 requirements, ranging from the size of pilots that must be accommodated by the cockpit to the visual quality of the graphical display in the full-flight simulator.

BIDDING WARS .....

For eight specific requirements, the air force will offer monetary credits for a bid that exceeds minimum performance.
As an example, one bidder’s total evaluated price is, say, $16 billion.
But that bidder offers an aircraft that can perform a 7.5g manoeuvre, even though the air force only requires 6.5g.
In that case, the service will reduce the evaluated price for that bidder by $88 million.
In theory, each of the competitors can lower their evaluated prices by up to $688 million by offering training systems that meet objective requirements rather than threshold values.
For a contract estimated by the government to cost about $16 billion, that puts a maximum of 4.3% of the contract value in play to trade performance and risk against cost.
The air force’s acquisition experts came up with this approach to address long-standing concerns about competitive fairness.
In the Cold War-era, the military would often publish a set of requirements and invite bidders to design new aircraft to meet them.
In modern times, the military most often chooses between existing aircraft designs or, as in the case of the T-X contract, a mix of existing and new aircraft.
“This was really intended to normalise something that was a newly developed product versus what was existing and being modified,” says Darlene Costello, principal deputy assistant secretary of the air force for acquisition and logistics.
“We want to make sure we were very transparent about what was valued in the capabilities, so that people didn’t go to invest where they didn’t need to invest,” she says.
The air force did not structure the formula with the goal of preventing a bidder from “buying into” a programme, she adds.
In hotly contested military procurements, some contractors have in the past submitted bids that lose money upfront in the development or procurement phase, but perhaps fulfil other strategic objectives.
The stakes in the T-X competition could tempt the bidders to follow that course.
Although Weiss endorses the air force’s overall evaluation strategy, he says the credits for exceeding performance thresholds are not high enough to prevent a bidder with a “buy-in” strategy from winning the contract.
In Weiss’ view, the evaluation credits fall short in only one area.
The air force is offering to reward the competitors who submit the lowest-risk bid, but offers no credits for being able to deliver aircraft early.
By leveraging an existing assembly line for the T-50 in South Korea and an experienced factory in Greenvile, Lockheed has proposed to beat by a year the air force’s schedule target for achieving initial operational capability (IOC) in 2024.
“I would have liked to have seen – it’s not going to change now – better monetisation of rapid delivery of capability. We contend that we’re ready now, ready on day one, and the value of that is huge,” Weiss says.
Leonardo’s campaign is based on a similar theme.
Although the company will have to build a new factory in Tuskegee, Alabama, it can deliver the first T-100s from the existing factory for the M-346 in Italy, Lindsley says.
“When you win there’s immediately an immense amount of expectations on both sides – the things you’ve got to do immediately to get going on the programme,” Lindsley says.
“So I like to say over and over, we’re just being ready to hit the ground running. We’re running now.”
The upstart in the competition is Boeing. Korea Aerospace Industries first flew the T-50 Golden Eagle in 2002, following a partnership with Lockheed to design an advanced trainer and light-attack aircraft.
The first flight of the M-346 as the T-100’s progenitor occurred in 2004, as the result of a design partnership in the 1990s between Yakovlev and Alenia Aermacchi.
Boeing had partnered with Leonardo to market the M-346 for some international customers, but decided to pursue a different path for the T-X contract.
In 2013, Boeing announced a partnership on T-X with Saab, which produced major structures for the first two aircraft.
The final twin-tailed design became public three years later, just months ahead of first flight in late 2016.

RISK EVALUATION .....

The air force clearly prioritises a low-risk solution in this competition.
The solicitation evaluates risk under five categories, including systems integration, systems engineering, training, operations and support, and technology readiness.
If a bidder can earn a “low” risk score in each of the five sub-factors, the air force will give the company up to a $350 million credit on the total evaluated price, according to the solicitation documents.
Unlike its competitors, no version of Boeing’s T-X aircraft is already in service with a foreign operator.
Rather than consider that a disadvantage, Boeing argues that it makes its bid the lowest-risk in the competition, because it approached T-X “from the ground up” rather than having to make changes.
“The customer was very clear on prescribing what they wanted,” says Connard.
“We have delivered exactly what they want to take it to the future.”
Indeed, the air force requirements call for a cockpit size that caused the existing bidders to make small adjustments to the location of control inputs, such as the rudder pedal in the T-50A.
Lockheed also added a dorsal aerial refuelling tank and removed the internal gun and weapon stations found on the T-50.
Moreover, Boeing was careful to craft its design to suit the air force’s needs, but without placing bets on risky new technologies.
For example, its T-X aircraft features a sidestick controller: a rare – if not original – configuration for the manufacturer.
At the same time, Boeing installed passive sidesticks, although the Lockheed F-35 uses an active sidestick and active throttle.
Alone among the T-X bidders, the T-50A uses the same type of active sidestick as the F-35.
The T-100 is equipped with a centre stick.
All three configurations have evolved over a long series of twists and turns in the T-X bidding process.
Leonardo originally partnered with General Dynamics to offer the T-100, but the latter withdrew in 2015.
The Italian company next partnered with another US prime contractor, Raytheon, in 2016, but that company also withdrew from the bid a year ago.
Finally, Leonardo decided to offer the T-100 by itself, using its US-based DRS Technologies subsidiary to lead the bid.
The air force’s initial requirements for replacing the 430-strong Northrop T-38C Talon fleet immediately disqualified the BAE Systems Hawk T2, driving the design out of contention and forcing BAE’s partner Northrop Grumman to launch a clean-sheet alternative.
A year later, Northrop withdrew from the competition entirely, despite designing and flying the Model 400 Swift prototype for a four-month period in 2016.
The contract also drew interest from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), which teamed up with Sierra Nevada to consider offering the Freedom Trainer, based on an advanced jet trainer being developed for the Turkish air force.
Ultimately, TAI decided not to submit a bid.
In an ideal scenario, the USAF will complete a 14-month selection process in July for a fleet of at least 350 new advanced jet trainers.
The losing bidders will refrain from filing a protest, and the winner will get on with the task of achieving the air force’s 2024 schedule for IOC.
Future pilots of the F-35 and Northrop B-21 bomber may not, then, have to do much of their training in an aircraft designed during the Eisenhower administration.
The timeline for replacing the 60-year-old T-38C is already years behind schedule.
A decade ago, the air force laid out a plan to hit the IOC mark in 2017, but instead shelved the idea for several years, as a group of eager bidders, starved for new contracts involving hundreds of military aircraft, jostled for competitive position.
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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 aprile 2018, 10:07

Anche se risale a un mese fa ..... è pur sempre interessante .....

..... combataircraft.keypublishing.com ..... "USAF T-X trainer competition – the winning factors" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 maggio 2018, 23:43

Leonardo all' attacco ..... :knight:

Dal sito dell' AFA ..... con la precisazione che si tratta di ..... "SPONSORED CONTENT" .....

..... "T-X: The World’s Most Advanced and Customer-Proven Pilot Training System, Made in the U.S.A." .....

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Dal sito di AW&ST ..... in questo caso la precisazione recita ..... "Sponsored by Leonardo DRS" .....

..... "T-X: World’s Most Advanced Integrated Pilot Training System, Made in America" .....

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Entro l' estate .....
Wilson believes the Air Force will be ready to award a contract for the T-X program sometime during the next few months.
“As I understand it, we are still on track to make that decision this summer, but they’ve got all their proposals in and they’re in the proposal evaluation phase,” she said.
“I intentionally don’t ask the specifics for evaluation of proposals, but they’ve told me that they’re on time for a summer decision. So summer means when? June, July, maybe August.”
Fonte: defensenews.com ..... "Another US Air Force aircraft contract got delayed. Here are the details." .....
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Il mese di Giugno è ormai passato ..... vedremo se accadrà in Luglio .....
June 11, 2018: Any minute now, the Air Force is set to finally conclude its almost quixotic quest to replace the nearly 60-year-old, supersonic T-38 Talon trainer, by announcing a winner of its T-X advanced trainer competition.
With luck, USAF pilots will be preparing for fighter and bomber duty in the new airplane within six years.
Everyone with an interest in Air Force pilot training has their fingers crossed that this time it will happen.
Prior to this competition, which started in 2013, each time the service conducted an analysis of alternatives (AoA), began to talk with industry about the art of the possible, and gear up for a contract, the T-38 replacement program was felled by budget cuts or some other hiccup.
Then the AOAs got stale, the Air Force lost focus, and the whole process had to start over again. Depending on how you count, this T-X contest is about the fourth time USAF has tried to replace this T-38.
Fonte: airforcemag.com ..... "THE T-X, AT LONG LAST?" .....
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In attesa che si decidano a scegliere il T-X .....
T-38C flying operations are temporarily suspended at Columbus Air Force Base after three workers are injured.
A CAFB spokesman says maintenance workers were inspecting the T-38 when the rear cockpit ejecting seat fired off, about 7:45 Tuesday morning.
Fonte: wcbi.com ..... "3 WORKERS INJURED DURING T-38 INSPECTION AT COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE" .....
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Aspettando (ancora) il T-X .....

..... airforcetimes.com ..... "T-38 Talon training jet crashes in Oklahoma" .....

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Entro la fine di Settembre ...
With the U.S. Air Force having received final bids from industry, the service is now poised to award a contract for its 350-plane next-generation trainer fleet in just a few weeks.
An Air Force official, speaking on background, said the service expects to award the contract by the end of the fiscal year - in other words, before Sept. 30.
Many have speculated that the days before the Air Force Association’s annual conference, being held Sept. 17-19 outside of Washington, would be a potential time for an announcement to come.
However, a source with knowledge of the situation said the current plan is to make the announcement after AFA concludes, likely the week of Sept. 24.
If true, it could create an awkward environment at the event, where senior leaders will have to duck commenting on the soon-to-come T-X winner.
Fonte: defensenews.com ... "When you should expect the Air Force to announce its next trainer aircraft" ...
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ASC18 ..... il Vice Presidente USA visita lo stand T-X di Boeing .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 settembre 2018, 10:25

T-X ..... LM e Boeing si confrontano su Twitter .....

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Ma c'é anche Leonardo DRS .....

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Ormai la sceltà é vicina .....
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Boeing T-X ..... "per non parlar del cane" ..... Jerome K. Jerome permettendo ..... :mrgreen:

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Ci siamo quasi .....
AETC Boss: T-X Decision is “Imminent” .....

The commander of Air Education and Training Command said the contract award for the Air Force’s next-generation trainer is “imminent.”
The long-anticipated award to replace the service’s 60-year-old T-38 aircraft is already more than half a year late.
Speaking to reporters during a media roundtable on Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast said the Air Force is still working to make sure “we’ve dotted all the i’s and crossed all the t’s and done [our] due diligence [to have] a thoughtful process to make sure the future of training is maximized.”
The Air Force won’t name the companies that tendered offers, but Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Leonardo of Italy all say they are still in, along with a few long shot contenders.
Regardless of which platform is chosen, Kwast said the T-X will be a game-changer, bringing “more agility and flexibility” to USAF pilot training.
With a 21st century trainer, the Air Force will be able to “modify the training environment to accommodate the many different attributes we want to teach,” he said, adding the service will no longer be “stuck to the old steam dial we talked about in the past, where it’s just one airspeed altimeter and not much else.”

- Amy McCullough
Fonte: il 'Daily Report' dell' AFA del 20-09-2018 .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 27 settembre 2018, 23:50

Com' era prevedibile ..... ha vinto il 'Buy American' e il contratto è stato assegnato a Boeing .....

Immagine

..... twitter.com/BoeingDefense ..... .....

..... boeing.mediaroom.com ..... http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-09-27- ... m-Contract .....

..... defensenews.com ..... https://www.defensenews.com/breaking-ne ... ining-jet/ .....

..... airforcemag.com ..... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... ainer.aspx .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 28 settembre 2018, 11:16

Altre fonti .....

..... af.mil/News ..... https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... r-trainer/ .....

..... flightglobal.com ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... af-452263/ .....

..... ainonline.com ..... https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news ... x-contract .....

Chissà se ora partiranno ricorsi .....
Da LM può darsi ..... da Leonardo/DRS non direi in quanto Leonardo è partner di Boeing in MH-139.
Poi, comunque, tutto è possibile .....
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Dalla pagina dei contratti del Dod ..... i dettagli .....
Contracts for Sept. 27, 2018 / AIR FORCE .....

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an estimated ceiling of $9,202,568,686 for the Advanced Pilot Training aircraft and ground-based training systems.
The contract provides for the anticipated delivery of 351 aircraft, 46 associated training devices, and other ancillary supplies and service (e.g., initial spares, support equipment, sustainment, and training).
The contract includes the initial delivery order for engineering and manufacturing development of Advanced Pilot Training aircraft and ground-based training systems for $813,385,533.
The maximum quantity of aircraft and training devices the Air Force can purchase under this indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is 475 aircraft and 120 ground based training systems.
Work will be performed in St. Louis, Missouri, and is expected to be complete by 2034.
This award is the result of a competitive acquisition.
Fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $33,600,000 are being obligated on the first delivery order at the time of award.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8617-18-D-6219).
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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 settembre 2018, 13:42

Un generale dell'Aeronautica a riposo svela alcuni retroscena .....

..... formiche.net ..... "Addestratori Usa. Cosa imparare dalla sconfitta. L’opinione di Tricarico" .....

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Un po mi dispiace per Leonardo, ma sono contento della scelta del velivolo Boeing/Saab e non LM che mi stava un po sulle....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 5 ottobre 2018, 0:21

Illusione ..... dolce chimera sei tu .....
“It’s an upset,” said Ahn Sang-nam, head of the Korea Defense Industry Association’s public affairs office.
“We thought KAI’s potential win of the U.S. Air Force trainer contract would give a big momentum for the whole local defense industry.”
Fonte: defensenews.com ..... "T-X loss casts shadow over South Korean arms exports" .....

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Non vi sarà alcun ricorso ..... :shock:
In a surprise move, the two losing teams for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer competition have decided not to protest the service’s decision to award the competition to the Boeing-Saab team.
Spokesmen from the Lockheed Martin-Korean Aerospace Industries team and the Leonardo DRS group issued statements Thursday confirming they would not protest the contract, which could be worth up to $9.2 billion to produce 351 training jets for the U.S.
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Molto strano...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 19 ottobre 2018, 19:10

sidew ha scritto:Molto strano ...
Può darsi che Leonardo non abbia voluto mettersi contro Boeing che, in fin dei conti, è sua partner, nel recentemente vinto programma elicotteristico.
Quanto a LM ..... ha già abbastanza lavoro ed è ipotizzabile che, dall' alto, qualcuno le abbia fatto presente che non era il caso che un' azienda tanto importante quale Boeing venisse estromessa dal mercato dei jets militari.

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Messaggio da richelieu » 23 ottobre 2018, 21:00

Saab riceve il primo contratto .....

..... flightglobal.com ..... https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... se-452922/ .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 30 ottobre 2018, 23:46

Rosee prospettive per il TX ... secondo Boeing ... :animalbunny:
“We anticipate the T-X to be a franchise programme for much of this century,” says chief executive Dennis Muilenburg on an earnings call.
“Beyond the current US Air Force contract, [there are] potential global market opportunities for both trainer and light attack platforms of up to 2,600 aircraft plus ground-based trainers and advanced simulation technologies, representing a $40 billion multi-decade platform and services opportunity.”
Fonte: flightglobal.com ... "Boeing Defense grows revenue despite another KC-46A delay and higher costs" ...
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LM, invece, mastica amaro ... :sad9:
Speaking on a third-quarter earnings call on 23 October, chief executive Marillyn Hewson did not specify which contracts she was referring to, but rival Boeing recently triumphed in three contests: the US Air Force’s T-X jet trainer and Bell UH-1N utility helicopter replacement, as well as the US Navy’s MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. Boeing's selection for all three requirements was partly driven by low bids.
“We were disappointed, though, at not being selected for three large competitive bids this quarter. We believe our proposals represented outstanding technical offerings at our lowest possible pricing,” says Hewson.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ... "Lockheed Martin not counting cost of lost contracts" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 novembre 2018, 10:28

richelieu ha scritto:Aspettando (ancora) il T-X .....

..... airforcetimes.com ..... "T-38 Talon training jet crashes in Oklahoma" .....
Mentre il programma T-X sta entrando nella fase esecutiva ..... continuano gli incidenti ai vecchi T-38 .....

..... airforcemag.com ..... "47th Flying Training Wing Identifies Airman Killed in T-38 Crash at Laughlin" .....
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I primi 'alti papaveri' dell' USAF cominciano a prendere confidenza con il nuovo addestratore .....
The 19th Air Force commander, Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, became the first Air Force Airman to get a sortie and a first-hand look at the capabilities of the next-generation fighter and bomber trainer at Boeing’s St. Louis facilities Nov. 27.
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The sortie included a thorough mission brief, flight, and debrief in the T-X trainer, as well as time in the T-X simulator, which will provide student pilots with the skills needed to transition to 4th and 5th generation fighter, bomber, and other future Mach-21 aircraft.

Fonte: aetc.af.mil ..... "Flying training commander gets first ride in next-gen fighter and bomber trainer" .....
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Secondo il periodico "AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE" dello Smithsonian Institution .....
Boeing’s win was a surprise, given that versions of its primary competitors, the T-50, a Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries collaboration, and Leonardo DRS’s M-346, have served in foreign air forces for years.
(Northrop Grumman built a prototype, but bowed out of the competition in 2016.)
..... "The T-38 Talon Finally Gets a Replacement" .....
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Swift ..... quel prototipo che volò soltanto sette volte .....

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We now know that the aircraft made the first of its seven flights one week later, on August 26, 2016, having gone from concept to first flight in only two years.
Scaled Composites described the aircraft, now revealed to have been named the Swift, as “a low-cost, high-performance, proof-of-concept jet designed to meet high-G, high angle-of-attack maneuvers.”
Fonte: ainonline.com ..... "Swift: Looking Back on the Forgotten T-X Contender" .....
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Finalmente si sa chi, oltre a Saab, collaborerà con Boeing alla realizzazione del T-X .....
L3 Technologies, Triumph Group Inc. and Collins Aerospace are among the companies that will work alongside Boeing to create the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer.
Boeing was previously tight-lipped about its industrial collaborators on T-X, disclosing only its partnership with Saab — which co-designed the plane and builds the aft fuselage — and General Electric, whose F404 engine powers the plane.
Fonte: defensenews.com ..... "Check out who’s helping Boeing build the next Air Force training jet" .....
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Entra in scena Collins Aerospace ...
Boeing and Saab have selected Collins Aerospace (*) to provide two key systems for the T-X trainer.
The company - formed by the merger of Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems when United Technologies completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins in November 2018 - is to provide the aircraft's fully integrated landing gear system and its ACES 5 pilot escape system.
The undercarriage system comprises structure, actuators, dressings, hydraulics and wheel/brake assemblies.
According to the manufacturer, the landing gear introduces several technological innovations.
The company’s Air Force Programs Director, John “Barney” Fyfe, commented that: “Our innovative technologies will play a critical role in helping to keep aircrews safe, reducing maintenance costs, and improving operational performance.”
Fonte: ainonline.com ... "Collins Aerospace to Supply T-X's Seats and Landing Gear" ...

(*) ... "Collins Aerospace to provide ACES 5® ejection seat and landing gear system for Boeing T-X trainer" ...
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