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USAF Formally Names T-X Aircraft With Red-Tailed Color Scheme

The U.S. Air Force has named its new Boeing-made T-X aircraft, with a public announcement at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference. Matthew Donovan, acting USAF secretary, announced the aircraft's naming as the T-7A Red Hawk in National Harbor, Md., on Monday, the service branch said the same day.

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Navy, Marine Corps Planning to Acquire Boeing-Developed T-X Trainer Aircraft

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are planning to acquire T-X trainer aircraft to replace the T-45 Goshawk trainer and F-5 simulator currently deployed by both service branches, Defense News reported Tuesday. A Boeing-Saab team secured a potential $9.2 billion contract to produce a maximum of 475 T-X aircraft and 120 simulators for the U.S. Air Force in 2018.

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Army, Saab Business Unit Test Updated Shoulder-Fired Rifle

The U.S. Army and Saab‘s Bofors Dynamics business unit have collaborated to test and qualify an updated shoulder-fired weapon system. The service branch said Thursday Army engineers tested the M3E1 multi-role anti-armor anti-personnel weapon system, which a version of the M3 recoilless rifle that is shorter and six pounds lighter. William Everett, Army Foreign Comparative Testing …

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Saab, Swedish Govt Cooperate on $4.5B Gripen Sale to Brazil

Saab and the Swedish government are developing a joint strategy to boost industrial cooperation in Saab’s $4.5 billion Gripen fighter aircraft sales contract with Brazil, Defense News reported Tuesday. Gerard O’Dwyer writes that Saab will manufacture 36 Gripen combat jets for the Brazilian military at the firm’s new production facility …

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