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T-X getting interesting

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posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 08:03 AM
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I wouldn't kick her out of bed, mainly because I couldn't.




posted on Dec, 18 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: moebius

In flight refueling system. The T-38 currently used doesn't have that, so it was added to the requirements for the program.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Lockheed seems to be implying there will be changes to the T-50 to make it into a T-X.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: anzha

That's the one that was in the pictures. They changed the cockpit and added the IFR receptacle. I don't think their clean sheet design will ever be built. Just something they want on paper in case.
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posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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looks like BAe should have invested more in next gen Hawk. Nice.



posted on Dec, 19 2015 @ 10:05 PM
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I disagree with the use of the T-X and the T-50.

These are terminator models that should damn well be preserved until we actually have skynet trying to build them!



posted on Jan, 5 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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The RFP will officially drop some time in the fourth quarter.



posted on Jan, 6 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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www.moneytimes.com...

Boeing has been awarded a contract on the T-38.


Boeing Co. has won a contract for providing avionic component integration and contractor logistics support for T-38C aircraft. The Pentagon said that the contract was worth $855 million. The works on the contract are scheduled for completion by January 2026.

The US Air Force is using T-38C training jets for training pilots. Boeing's rival Northrop Grumman built the single-engine supersonic jets. Now, with the latest contract, Boeing will support the existing fleet of T-38C training jets for 10 years.

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posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And Lockheed has formally said they are offering the T-50A instead of the Skunkworks design they'd been tinkering with.

Saab is also touting its participation with Boeing on the T-X.

Who is left? Northrop? We know a bit about theirs. Textron?



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Textron won't be entering. Just Boeing, Lockheed, and Northrop and partners.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

GD formally dropped?

And everything I've seen has said Textron is interested, but would have to offer a clean sheet. I've not seen a official "we're not competing" despite aggressive google fu.



posted on Feb, 11 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Unless Textron comes out with a clean sheet in the next couple of months, they won't be able to fly it in time to enter it. They were going to offer the Scorpion, but after the requirements changed, it couldn't be modified to meet them.

GD dropped out late last year. It's not clear if Alenia is going to partner with someone else, or go it alone with the T-100.



posted on Feb, 15 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Cost and risk were the main reasons, not surprisingly, Lockheed dumped the clean sheet T-X.



posted on Feb, 16 2016 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It seems we need just ask and we shall receive.

Raytheon, according to sources, is joining Alenia on their bid. It's supposed to go public on monday.

source.



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Raytheon is going to be offering a Alena T-100 for the T-X. They would be manufacturing it here in the US.

www.flightglobal.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 10:15 PM
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Kai and Lockheeds unveil.Honey who shrank the F35...
Tx contender



posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

The only difference from the standard T-50 is the dorsal spine and IFR receptacle.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 02:12 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

So when is Northrop going to officially release their "T-38 2.0" design? It was supposed to have been released nearly 2 months ago by now!

Otherwise, all of these designs look like COTS trainers, almost like BAE Hawk's with afterburners. Remember how crazy the T-38 must have seemed in the 1950's and 1960s, it was basically a two-seater century series fighter, when you look at its specs...

Given the requirements, I was hoping for something a little more exotic.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 04:11 AM
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originally posted by: Barnalby
a reply to: Zaphod58

Given the requirements, I was hoping for something a little more exotic.


Something exotic would be cool, but isn't what the AF is looking for and would be prohibitively expensive.



posted on Feb, 23 2016 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: Barnalby

They'd never make cost or timeline, and a trainer doesn't need exotic.



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