T-7 milestone C projection slips another four months; now fielded by 2028

By Vanessa Montalbano / March 13, 2024 at 3:00 PM
The Air Force is pushing the milestone C decision for the T-7 Red Hawk training jet back by four months, from February to May 2025, according to justification documents attached to the fiscal year 2025 budget request. To that end, the first fielding date is also being adjusted by about one year. The service is now targeting the second quarter of 2028 for initial operational capability , instead of 2027. The new projections come as the service is looking to...

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