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Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems bow out of T-X

1st February 2017 - 14:36 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London

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The $16 billion T-X programme to replace the US Air Force’s aging T-38 Talon (see picture) supersonic training aircraft has just taken another twist with the announcement from Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems that they will not be submitting a bid for the 350 aircraft requirement.

In a brief written statement, Northrop Grumman said that the company ‘and its principal teammate BAE Systems have carefully examined the US Air Force’s T-X Trainer requirements and acquisition strategy as stated in the final request for proposals issued on December 30, 2016'.

‘The companies have decided not to submit a proposal for the

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After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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