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Saab third aft section for USAF T-7A flight tests

Saab has shipped its third aft airframe section for use in the T-7A Red Hawk flight test programme for the US Air Force, the latest milestone to be met in the engineering and manufacturing development phase

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Red Hawk progresses but challenges remain

The T-X programme, intended to replace the ageing fleet of T-38C Talon jet trainers in service with the US Air Force (USAF), was one of the most hotly contested US military procurement competitions in recent years, with a who’s who of aerospace defence companies all actively engaged

Second aft section produced for T-7A programme

Saab has shipped the second aft airframe section from the company’s Linköping site in Sweden to Boeing in St Louis, Missouri, for use in the T-7A Red Hawk flight test programme

Saab suggests T-7A Milestone C in late-2022

Saab has said the T-7A programme, which together with Boeing will deliver a new jet training aircraft to the US Air Force, could reach Milestone C in late-2022 ahead of moving to a more stable low-rate initial production in 2023

Air Warrior Podcast Episode 7

The US State Department approves a possible multi-billion-dollar sale of F-16 fighters to the Philippines, the UK eyes its future H-47 (ER) Chinooks helicopters. Meanwhile, we chat to Swedish aerospace and defence OEM Saab for the latest JAS-39 Gripen fighter developments and prospective export opportunities

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Saab ponders used fighter market in wake of Croatia decision

With Croatia recently opting for used Rafale F3-R’s in its fighter replacement programme, Saab officials have highlighted the difficulty in competing against second-hand offers

Saab and FMV sign helicopter support agreement

Saab has signed an agreement with Sweden’s Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for the provision of support to the 20-strong Helikopter 15 fleet, in a deal worth an initial SEK 550m ($66.2m)

Communications defined for T-7A Red Hawk

The T-7A Red Hawk advanced pilot training system for USAF pilots, development and manufactured by Boeing and Saab, will be fitted with Rohde & Schwarz’ MR6000R software defined, multiband-capable airborne transceivers

Bulgaria orders Saab’s deployable maintenance facility

Saab has signed a contract to deliver its Deployable Maintenance Facility for use by the Bulgarian Air Force, which will be used at numerous air bases through Bulgaria

Saab delivers first T-7A airframe section to Boeing

Saab has shipped its first aft airframe section for the T-7A Red Hawk advanced jet trainer to Boeing, marking a key milestone in the platform’s engineering and manufacturing development programme