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Old 04-03-2014, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default USAF T-X gets funding

Looks like the Hawk may be dusted off for another outing:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/2...-Force-Request

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The T-X program is a hot commodity, with the winner replacing the service’s aged T-38 trainers with 350 models. There are four competitors for the program, representing the largest players in the defense world: General Dynamics teamed with Alenia Aermacchi on the T-100; the Hawk Advanced Jet Training System is a joint program of BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, L-3 Link Simulation & Training and Rolls-Royce; Lockheed Martin’s offering of the Korean Aerospace Industries T-50; and the partnership of Boeing and Saab will offer the only “clean-sheet” design for the program.
I wonder if VEAO will be looking into a new Hawk 200 simulator in the future, its a very important part of a training package...
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:28 AM   #2
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As good as the Hawk is, the T-50 seems to me a more enticing package for a lot of reasons. Thread should probably be in the Military and Aviation subforum by the way.
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Maybe mods can move it.

I thought the Goshawk was built by Boeing, wonder why BAE didnt team with them?
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I thought the Goshawk was built by Boeing, wonder why BAE didnt team with them?
Boeing were going bust heading into the 70's, The fact Boeing survived was everything was riding on the 747 being a success. Most American plane manufacturers like McDonnell Douglas and the like probably found it hard to survive after vietnam.

Boeing also probably had their hands tied up with compo payouts from several crashes during the 70's and the investigation into the Tenerife Airport crash was around the same year the US Navy where looking at manufacturers to put forward ideas to replace the T-2 and TA-4

Boeing eventually bought McDonnell Douglas who was the original manufacturer of the Goshawk in a joint venture with BAE but that didn't happen till early - mid 2000's

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Old 04-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #5
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I wonder if VEAO will be looking into a new Hawk 200 simulator in the future, its a very important part of a training package...
Not going to rule it out, but its not in our immediate plans
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