Devilfish wrote:While both companies seem to have worked out their differences, it's still not very clear who should be leading and what arrangements would be in case they won T-X and there were export prospects.....
While necessary and important, it could be said that most of these are like "counting the chicks before the eggs are hatched" and presumptuous. Perhaps Leonardo are still smarting from the JCA saga
rlwynn wrote:Textron has ruled the Scorpion out. It does not meet the requirements.
Dutchy wrote:So who will win?
Northrop Grumman/BAe Systems T-X
Lockheed T-50A (KAI T-50 Golden Eagle)
Raytheon T-100 (Leonardo M346)
The Lockheed and Raytheon entries are low risk, the T-100 two engined, perhaps more expensive? Northrop Grumman seems to be flimsy to me. The Boeing design is interesting, but a clean sheet, so more risk.
I think Lockheed will get another contract
seahawk wrote:For industrial reasons I think Lockmart won´t win because otherwise the USAF will be all LM soon. I would also rule out Raytheon due to the T-50 being closely related to the Russian trainer. Imho Boeing looks to be leading with NG being a bit of a dark horse.
moo wrote:seahawk wrote:so this leaves only Boeing without a current USAF contract.
Other than the KC-46...
seahawk wrote:But that won´t save the the military side of Boeing at St. Louis once the Super Hornet production ends. If the US wants to keep at least 3 capable firms for future fighter projects, Boeing needs the TX win.
seahawk wrote:moo wrote:seahawk wrote:so this leaves only Boeing without a current USAF contract.
Other than the KC-46...
But that won´t save the the military side of Boeing at St. Louis once the Super Hornet production ends. If the US wants to keep at least 3 capable firms for future fighter projects, Boeing needs the TX win.
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