BOEING AND ITS partner Saab have unveiled additional plans for production of their T-X trainer candidate aircraft, should they win the US Air Force competition. Addressing reporters at September’s Air Force Association Air and Space Conference, Saab said it will establish a manufacturing and production facility in the US for the parts it builds for the new aircraft. The Swedish company says it has started the process to evaluate and identify potential locations for production. ‘The Boeing and Saab T-X is designed and purpose built for the USAF training mission, so we believe that the entire aircraft, including our part, should also be manufactured in the US’, said Håkan Buskhe, president and CEO of Saab AB. ‘Saab has already invested in the development of the T-X advanced trainer aircraft and if Saab and Boeing win, Saab will carry that commitment a step forward into manufacturing and production in the US.’

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