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Saab Commits To U.S. Production Facility If Boeing Team Wins Trainer Contract

Sweden’s Saab AB said on Sept. 18 that if the Boeing [BA] team wins the U.S. Air Force’s multi-billion dollar contract to develop and build the T-X trainer aircraft, it will open a manufacturing and assembly facility in the U.S.Hakan Buskhe, president and CEO of Saab, said the company is looking at three options if it and teammate Boeing…

U.S. Commander: Afghan Air Force Living Up To U.S. Investment In Aircraft, Training

Validating the significant U.S. investment in aircraft and pilot training, the Afghan air force is becoming proficient at supporting its own ground troops in combat with only minimal guidance from U.S. personnel, according to a U.S. Army colonel recently returned from leading a brigade through a nine-month deployment to the war zone.“In southern Afghanistan, through…

Cobham To Supply Boeing With Small Bomb Carriage Systems

UK-based defense manufacturer Cobham has secured a potentially three-year deal to supply its proprietary BRU-61/A small diameter bomb carriage systems for Boeing [BA] fighter and bomber jets and unmanned aircraft.Under the deal, announced Sept. 20, Cobham would supply Boeing with an undisclosed number of BRU-91/A systems beginning in 2018, with two follow-up options for additional…