Air Force: Boeing T-X deal offers flexibility to buy more jets at a faster pace

October 4, 2018 at 4:17 PM
The Air Force announced a contract with Boeing last week that includes options to buy up to 475 new trainers -- 124 more than the current requirement -- in a deal the service says will provide flexibility to buy jets at a faster pace and potentially higher quantities. Although the $9.2 billion contract includes more aircraft than the service currently says it needs, the contract value is more than $10 billion below the program's original $19.7 billion service cost position...

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