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T-X contenders begin to evaporate

28th January 2017 - 10:13 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London


With the request for proposal documents issued in late December for the US Air Force’s 350 aircraft T-X programme, Raytheon and Leonardo have decided they will no longer jointly bid on the programme while Northrop Grumman is ‘evaluating’ whether it will submit a response.

In a statement, Raytheon said that, the ‘companies were unable to reach a business agreement that is in the best interest of the US Air Force’.

Leonardo, the manufacturers of the T-100, a variant of its M346 (pictured above), added that the company ‘is evaluating how to leverage on the strong capabilities and potential of the …

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