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Saab awarded contract for T-7A aft section, while US Air Force tests ejection seat

29th January 2024 - 16:15 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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Boeing and Saab were awarded a contract for the T--7A (T-X) pilot training programme in 2018. (Photo: Boeing)

Saab has secured a contract from Boeing to manufacture vital components for the T-7A Red Hawk trainer jet amid ongoing ejection seat tests and undisclosed delivery timelines.

Saab has been awarded a US$101.7 million contract by Boeing to manufacture the aft fuselage systems for the T-7A Red Hawk jet trainer developed for the US Air Force (USAF).

The deal was signed in Q4 2023, but the two companies who jointly developed the Red Hawk only announced it in late January 2024.

T-7A aft fuselage systems will be manufactured at Saab’s facility in West Lafayette, Indiana.

“What we are building is the most modern and forward-looking advanced pilot training system on the market and I am confident that this is a programme that will deliver aircraft for many

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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