USAF T-X Competition moving towards RFP
The U.S. Air Force will release a final RFP in December 2016, and anticipates awarding a contract in 2017. T-X initial operational capability is planned for 2024. And with the F-35 Initial Operational Capability fast approaching, the U.S. pilot training community is on the cusp of a significant shift that will shape the global sector for years to come.
This will be a discussion at Defence IQ's Military Flight Training events (November 2-4 in San Antonio, TX and in March 2017 in London, UK). They will act as critical gatherings for any officer or executive with a vested interest in the T-X Programme, U.S. pilot training, 5th generation aircraft training and the wider military flight training community.
USAF is looking for even more out of its contractors. It is incentivising industry to exceed the threshold requirements for specific performance aspects. The bidder will receive a bonus for every 0.1g above the 6.5g threshold, and up to the 7.5g objective. So, for two T-X proposals at the same price, the one with the higher sustained-G capability will be rated higher overall.
View this latest update on the four teams vying for the contract and the platforms being pitched…
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