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Swedish Air Force interested in Boeing-Saab trainer jet, but

Inläggav Bengt Ekbladh » 11 maj 2017, 14:17

Swedish Air Force interested in Boeing-Saab trainer jet, but probably not other T-X options.

STOCKHOLM — If Boeing and Saab’s trainer wins the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition, the Swedish Air Force will put serious thought into buying it. If another company nabs the contract, however, Sweden will likely opt for a much less expensive turboprop training aircraft, a Swedish Air Force official said Monday.

Sweden currently has an inventory of 50 Saab 105 trainers, which were introduced in the late 1960s. Those planes are aging and increasingly more expensive to maintain, said Col. Magnus Liljegren, head of the Air Force department at the Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters.

"[The Boeing-Saab T-X] has all the capabilities that we need, that's for sure,” he continued. “That will be a question of money, and it will raise some other questions [like] where can we fly it locally” because of noise.

But Liljegren made clear that other T-X contenders would probably not be an option for the country.

“If Saab-Boeing will not win, we will not take the aircraft that the U.S. Air Force will go for because it doesn’t make sense in that case.” Then it would pursue a less expensive turboprop plane with a glass cockpit, like the Pilatus PC-21, he said.

“Some of [the T-X competitors] are probably too expensive,” Liljegren said, declining to elaborate.

The U.S. Air Force is currently in source selection for the T-X competition and is due to make a final decision later this year. Besides Boeing-Saab’s clean-sheet, twin-tailed design, companies have offered three other options.


Although the Swedish Air Force had planned to begin phasing out Saab 105s in the early 2020s, the government made a decision to continue operating them until about 2025 and 2026 — an outcome that means the service can consider the T-X offering jointly designed by U.S. aerospace company Boeing and Sweden’s own Saab.

"We are looking into several different aircraft,” Liljegren said during a May 8 briefing to reporters in Stockholm. Defense News accepted travel and hotel accommodations from Saab for the media trip to Sweden.

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/swe ... %20Roundup


The Swedish government has indicated that it would be interested in procuring a jet trainer designed by Boeing and Saab, if the offering is selected by Washington as the winner of the US Air Force's T-X trainer competition. However, Stockholm would not be interested in procuring any of the other T-X trainer offerings if they were to win, instead opting for a cheaper turboprop training aircraft. Sweden currently has an inventory of 50 Saab 105 trainers, which were introduced in the late 1960s, and plans are underway to retire the ageing fleet by 2026.
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Re: Swedish Air Force interested in Boeing-Saab trainer jet,

Inläggav Bengt Ekbladh » 19 maj 2017, 20:24

Did Boeing Receive a T-X Prototype From Saab?

http://www.defensenews.com/story/defens ... /85873702/
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Inläggav Bengt Ekbladh » 19 maj 2017, 22:09

Lite gammal info från 2016-06-13......
Här är den hemliga lasten
http://www.affarsliv.com/nyheter/linkop ... 76561.aspx
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Inläggav Lars Sundin » 19 maj 2017, 23:15

Bengt Ekbladh skrev:Lite gammal info från 2016-06-13......
Här är den hemliga lasten
http://www.affarsliv.com/nyheter/linkop ... 76561.aspx


Här är litet bättre bilder: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.as ... el=6452146
Användarvisningsbild
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Re: Swedish Air Force interested in Boeing-Saab trainer jet,

Inläggav Bengt Ekbladh » 20 sep 2017, 17:34

Saab to establish US production for T-X.....

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -x-441240/

In an attempt to shed its foreign brand in the US Air Force trainer replacement competition, Saab will establish manufacturing and production in the United States for its Boeing/Saab T-X advanced trainer aircraft.

Last week, Boeing announced Triumph Aerospace Structures will supply the wing and tail structures for its T-X trainer and revealed Saab would supply the aft fuselage, as the company did for its first two production ready T-X aircraft. During a dramatic announcement at the annual Air, Space and Cyber conference this week outside Washington, D.C., Boeing CEO Leanne Caret and Saab Group Håkan Buskhe told an audience Saab would establish a production capability in the US should the USAF select their bid. Along with Triumph and General Electric, more than 90% of Boeing’s T-X would be made in the US, Caret says.

Saab is pursuing three options in the US, including establishing a new manufacturing facility, working with an existing American sub-supplier to develop a dedicated production facility or acquiring that sub-supplier, Buskhe says. Saab could also acquire an existing manufacturing facility, he says.

Caret would not address whether discussions with President Donald Trump, who has touted an “America first” manufacturing strategy, affected the decision to move Saab’s production to the US. The move marks a longer trend for Saab, which has increased in US presence, Buskhe says. A widening gap between the US dollar and Swedish crown also pushed the business decision, he adds.

Previously, Boeing has alluded to international opportunities for the T-X as well. Caret would not address whether T-X would be manufactured in the US if the USAF does not select the aircraft, adding the company would evaluate production on a customer by customer basis as it approaches procurement opportunities.

“We believe there is a global application and we’ll continue to pursue that,” Caret says.
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Re: Swedish Air Force interested in Boeing-Saab trainer jet,

Inläggav Bengt Ekbladh » 26 sep 2017, 17:09

Saab lägger flygplanstillverkning i USA
https://www.nyteknik.se/fordon/saab-lag ... utm_custom[cm]=302903371,33270&utm_campaign=mail4#conversion-122831618

Om Saab tillsammans med Boeing vinner upphandlingen av skolflygplan till amerikanska flygvapnet (USAF) kommer försvars- och säkerhetsföretaget att förlägga tillverkningen av sina delar till USA
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