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Farnborough 2016: T-X – more than just the aircraft

13th July 2016 - 10:49 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Farnborough

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The US Air Force T-X programme, the replacement of the venerable T-38 advanced training aircraft, is a major target for four international consortia.

Raytheon has used Farnborough Air Show to put forward the case for its T-100 bid, an aircraft based on the Leonardo, formally Aermacchi, M-346 Master training aircraft.

Already in service in Italy, Israel, Singapore and shortly Poland, the M-346 is gaining positive reviews from its customers.

‘The thing about the airplane is that it has been designed to be a trainer from the outset and that gives it a number of advantages,’ said former US Air Force …

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