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The T-X program has been established to enable the United States Air Force to buy a new two-seat jet trainer for fast-jet training to replace the Northrop T-38 Talon; the average age of the T-38 fleet is over 43.5 years. About 350 aircraft are expected to be ordered to replace the T-38, but further purchases could push the overall purchase to over 1,000. The notional in-service date for the replacement trainer was 2017, but shrinking budgets have pushed initial operating capability to around 2023. The program is expected to begin in FY 2017.

T-X program
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An air-to-air view of a USAF T-38 Talon from the 560th Flying Training Squadron. The T-38 Talon is to be replaced as a USAF trainer by the aircraft selected during the T-X program.
Project for Fast-jet trainer
Service United States Air Force

The T-X program has been established to enable the United States Air Force to buy a new two-seat jet trainer for fast-jet training to replace the Northrop T-38 Talon; the average age of the T-38 fleet is over 43.5 years. About 350 aircraft are expected to be ordered to replace the T-38, but further purchases could push the overall purchase to over 1,000. The notional in-service date for the replacement trainer was 2017, but shrinking budgets have pushed initial operating capability to around 2023. The program is expected to begin in FY 2017.

Boeing/SAAB T-X jet trainer - SAAB promo video #TX #NewBoeingTX

[video: Saab AB]

Competition Begins to Find U.S. Air Force’s New T-X Training Jet – AINtv

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U.S.Air Force selects SAAB and BOEING T-X TRAINER

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Boeing and Saab Reveal New Jet for U.S. Air Force's T-X Competition – AINtv

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Boeing/SAAB T-X trainer - first flight, 2016, Afterburner Takeoff #TX #NewBoeingTX

[video: Boeing] This is a composition of several older videos.