Boeing targets Asia to export new T-7A Red Hawk trainer

In September 2018, Boeing was selected by the Pentagon as part of the TX program to supply the new US Air Force advanced training aircraft. Developed with the help of the Swedish SAAB, and designated since T-7A Red Hawk, the small supersonic monoreactor of Boeing is today looking for export outlets. Present at the Singapore Air Show 2020, Boeing is said to have undertaken to present its Red Hawk to the Asian air forces in order to convince them of the merits of its offer. A particularly difficult mission given the delay taken by the Americans on the market for advanced training jets (LIFT, for Lead-In Fighter Trainer), particularly saturated today.

Ordered 351 copies for the USAF, the Red Hawk should display excellent performance and a modular cockpit allowing to simulate the flight controls of any new generation fighter. Technically, the T-7A Red Hawk looks like a real miniature fighter. Its F404 reactor is also used on the light fighters Gripen (Sweden) and Tejas (India), but also on the South Korean advanced training aircraft T-50, derived since in attack and light fighter version . An element which should precisely temper the ambitions of Boeing on the international scene, and particularly Asian.

The T-71 Red Hawk won the US Air Force's TX competition for the replacement of its T-28 Talon advanced trainers

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