RED HAWK: SOLVING THE PILOT CRISIS

INDUSTRY REPORT // BOEING T-7A RED HAWK

The US Air Force is evaluating how the Boeing/ Saab T-7A Red Hawk program could be accelerated and used to tackle two burgeoning problems that the air arm is facing…

Boeing has two initial T-7A aircraft that are supporting the Engineering and Manufacturing Development process. Some speculate that the aircraft doesn’t possess the performance characteristics to enable it to effectively turn its hand to homeland defense. Boein

AS THE US Air Force seeks to add new fighter squadrons to its ranks and also tackle the tricky problem of a pilot shortage crisis, the rise of the Boeing/Saab T-7A Red Hawk (the new official name for the T-X) advanced jet trainer couldn’t be timed better. A new study for the USAF says the key to expanding its fleet of fighters could lie in developing the T-7A as a low-cost, lightweight fighter. The study was one of two reports by the MITRE Corporation (a not-for-profit organization managing research in support of government agencies) in answer to a Congress directive for an independent analysis of the USAF’s aim to increase in size, in order to meet the demands of the US National Defense Strategy.

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