A Boeing-Saab partnership entered into almost five years ago has won a contract to produce the US Air Force’s next fleet of training aircraft. In an initial stage, the contract (valued at the equivalent of SEK 82 billion) is to supply 350 T-X aircraft to the service, but further purchases could push the order to over 1,000.
“It is a major accomplishment for our partnership with Boeing and our joint team, and I look forward to delivering the first trainer aircraft to the US Air Force,” said Håkan Buskhe, President and CEO of Saab, in a press release.
Saab has stated that more than 90 per cent of the aircraft will be made in America, supporting more than 17,000 jobs in 34 states.
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