The Boeing–Saab T-7 Red Hawk, formerly known as the Boeing T-X, is a Boeing–Saab advanced jet trainer produced in collaboration with Saab. The United States Air Force chose it as the winner of the T-X programme to replace the Northrop T-38 Talon on September 27, 2018.
Boeing's design was officially announced as the USAF's new advanced jet trainer, replacing the T-38 Talon, on September 27, 2018. At a programme cost of $9.2 billion, 351 aircraft and 46 simulators, as well as maintenance training and support, will be delivered.
Saab announced in May 2019 that it would open a T-X manufacturing facility in Indiana in collaboration with Purdue University.
On September 16, 2019, the USAF officially named the aircraft the "T-7A Red Hawk" in honour of the Tuskegee Airmen, who painted the tails of their planes red, and the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, one of the Tuskegee Airmen's aircraft.
Top speed: 1,300 km/h
Weight: 3,250 kg
First flight: 20 December 2016
Manufacturers: Boeing, Saab AB
Engine type: General Electric F404
What is the price of a T 7?
The $9.2 billion would be paid to Boeing if the USAF exercised all of the options that would allow it to buy more aircraft at a faster pace, purchasing all 475 planes at approximately $19.3 million per unit.
Is the T 7 Red Hawk a supersonic aircraft?
T-7 is a long-overdue replacement for Cold War trainers.
The T-38 Talon was the world's first supersonic trainer when it debuted, but it is now a relic of another era.