An F-22 Raptor with the 95th Fighter Squadron flies in formation with a 2nd Fighter Training Squadron T-38 Talon as they return to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., following a training mission Aug. 8, 2017. The 2nd FTS routinely provides the 95th FS with air-to-air threat replication in support of F-22 combat and formal training. Tyndall has the largest contingent of F-22 Raptors in the world. USAF photo by Master Sergeant Burt Traynor/Released.
By year’s end, the Air Force expects to announce the winner of its T-X competition, aimed at replacing the venerable T-38 in the advanced pilot training role. With 350 aircraft and $16.3 billion on the line, the T-X has become one of the most attractive—and risky—contracts on USAF’s hefty slate of modernization projects.
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The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act, released by the committee late Thursday, would provide for $715.9 billion in spending, according to a summary produced by the committee.
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