First T-7A Red Hawk for the USAF unveiled

The first T-7A Red Hawk advanced trainer jet destined for the US Air Force was unveiled by Boeing at its St Louis facility in Missouri on April 28.  

Displaying the markings of the 99 Flight Training School, based at Randolph Air Base, Texas, the aircraft is the first of a potential order of 351 T-7As for the USAF. This comes after a contract valued at $9.2bn signed between Boeing and the US Department of Defense in September 2018.

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent, speaks during the T-7A Red Hawk rollout ceremony April 28, 2022. USAF 

The ordered aircraft alongside simulators and associated ground support equipment are destined to replace the US Air Education and Training command’s fleet of T-38C Talon trainers.

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