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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Saab intends to establish a manufacturing and production center in the U.S. to handle the Swedish company’s work on the Boeing-Saab T-X trainer aircraft.
But it’s unclear if that plan will remain in place should the team-up fail to win the U.S. Air Force’s contract. Also unclear is where the facility might end up.
At a speech on the floor of the Air Force Association’s annual conference, Boeing defense chief Leanne Caret and Saab AB president and CEO Haken Buskhe said the goal is for their T-X design to be more than 90 percent built in America.
SAAB plans to open US facility-selects Triumph to build T-X wing and tail
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT
Yes, but it's getting to a scale that we haven't seen before, because there are so many of the larger ones that are booked solid for other programs, be they military or commercial. Spirit Aerosystems is going to have to expand if they want to produce much more, with them doing B-21 and all the Boeing stuff.