Born in the east, made in the south

Mark Ayton spoke with members of Lockheed Martin’s T-50A team from Greenville, South Carolina, about its supersonic T-50A trainer aircraft and its applicability to the US Air Force T-X programme

MILITARY LOCKHEED MARTIN T-50A

Right now, the US Department of Defense is in the process of selecting a new jet trainer aircraft for the US Air Force, after which it will sign a multi-billion-dollar contract for 350 aircraft. Three contenders are in: Boeing’s BTX-1, Lockheed Martin’s T-50A and Leonardo DRS’ T-100.

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