30 March 2017 -- Macon County, AL (WSFA) – Leonardo-DRS has submitted a bid in the U.S. Air Force competition to assemble T100 aircraft at Tuskegee, Alabama’s Moton Airfield.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the bid on Thursday.
He said if the global aerospace and defense firm wins, the advanced assembly center would create 750 high-wage, full-time jobs over a 10-year ramp-up period.
The project would begin in 2019 and the total investment in the T-100 project’s buildings, infrastructure and equipment could reach $250 million.
Leonardo’s twin-engine T-100 is used to train pilots around the world to fly next-generation fighter aircraft.
The winner will be announced sometime between September 30th and December 30th.
T-100 Integrated Training System for the U.S. Air Force T-X Pilot Trainer Program