T-X training aircraft programme survives US budget cuts with $600 million investment

Andrew Elwell

While the US defence budget announced yesterday signalled the end of many future defence programmes – including the Army’s Ground Combat Vehicle and the Navy’s plans to buy further Littoral Combat Ships – the Air Force’s new jet trainer survived the cull. The as yet unnamed project – known as the T-X programme – is now one of the Pentagon’s main procurement priorities after receiving $600 million funding over the course of five years as USAF l...
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