From 2018 to early 2021, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Procurement and Strategy Will Roper made significant efforts to uphold his conception of what should be the design of a fighter jet today. 'hui. Breaking with the paradigms inherited from the 50s on the basis of one-piece projects, he advocated the use of modern engineering techniques, in particular those borrowed from software development, to quickly and efficiently design high-performance devices, based on technological bricks. existing ones, in order to reduce costs and delays. The first program designed in this way was the T-7A Red Hawk, the new US Air Force trainer designed by Boeing and Saab, which will also inherit the prefix "eT-7" supposed to be affixed upstream. designations of all the devices in this digital series, or “digital series”.
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