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Boeing assembly of Air Force T-X in St. Louis to support 1,800 jobs

Staff Writer |
Boeing’s decision to assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility is expected to support approximately 1,800 jobs in the region.

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If the Air Force chooses Boeing to help train pilots for generations to come, T-X will be the newest project for a community that has produced some of the most acclaimed military aircraft of the past seven decades.

The jobs projection includes direct and indirect positions expected to be supported by the T-X work.

Boeing T-X is a training system designed specifically for the Air Force training mission. It will replace the service’s fleet of aging T-38 aircraft.

The initial acquisition, for 350 aircraft and the associated ground-based training and support, is valued at up to $16 billion.

Initial operating capability is planned for 2024. The contract award is expected by the end of the year.

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