T-100 Integrated Training System News

Paris 2017: Leonardo plays T-100 US content card
By Trevor Nash, Shepardmedia.com

June 20, 2017 -- One of three contenders for the USAF’s Advanced Pilot Training (APT) T-X programme, the Leonardo T-100 will be ‘an aircraft made in the US with lots of US content’, according to Filippo Bagnato, MD of Leonardo’s Aircraft Division.  Read more

 

PARIS: Leonardo touts operational pedigree of T-100 for T-X
National Interest

June 19, 2017 -- LONDON -Leonardo DRS will submit all required flight data for its T-100 trainer offering on or before the US Air Force's 28 June deadline, with chief executive Bill Lynn describing its M-346-based solution as "low-risk, low-cost and operationally proven".  Read more

 

Leonardo: A Strong Contender for the U.S. Air Force's Big T-X Program Contract
National Interest

June 13, 2017 -- Italian aerospace conglomerate Leonardo submitted its bid for the United States Air Force’s T-X advanced jet trainer program in March. The company will submit its flight data for its T-100 aircraft—a derivative of the M-346 Master advanced jet trainer—by the end of this month.  Read more

 

Alabama State Leaders Show Support for T-100 Aircraft
Press Release from the Macon County Economic Development Authority

May 9, 2017 -- Montgomery AL -- Executives with Leonardo DRS will be welcomed to the Alabama State House prior to the opening of the regular House session on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  Read more

 

Legislators Show Support for Tuskegee Air Force Jet Trainer Project
By William Thorton, AL.com

May 9, 2017 -- Executives with an Italian company looking to produce a new U.S. Air Force jet fighter trainer were scheduled to meet with members of the Alabama Legislature today in Montgomery.  Read more

 

Leonardo DRS T-100 is Already Training F-35 Pilots
By Defence-Blog.com

April 25, 2017 -- The Leonardo DRS T-100 is an advanced variant of the M-346 trainer, a globally proven training jet for air forces around the world.  Today, the aircraft is actively training pilots to fly the F-35 for the Netherlands, Israel and Italy.  Additionally, the M-346 is training side-by-side with the F-35 in Italy.  Read more

 

Leonardo’s DRS Subsidiary to Build T-100 Trainer Production Facility in Alabama
By Jane Edwardson, ExecutiveBiz

March 31, 2017 -- Leonardo’s U.S.-based subsidiary DRS plans to establish a Tuskegee, Alabama-based facility to manufacture its proposed aircraft for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X trainer jet program.  Read more

 

Tuskegee Trying to Become Air Force Trainer Manufacture Site
By Kim Chandler, Associated Press via Military.com

March 30, 2017 -- TUSKEGEE, Ala. — The home of the Tuskegee Airmen, who shattered aviation and racial barriers in World War II, is competing to become the manufacturing site of a new Air Force training jet. Read more

 

Tuskegee Site in Competition for Air Force Jet trainer production
By Mike Cason, Alabama.com (Birmingham news)

March 30, 2017 -- Moton Field in Macon County, home of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, is a potential production site for a new U.S. Air Force jet fighter trainer, officials announced today.  Read more

 

Wing and a prayer: Company may build $250M jet factory in Tuskegee
By Brad Harper, Montgomery Advertiser (USA Today network)

30 March 2017 -- An Italian company plans to build a $250 million jet factory at the field where the Tuskegee Airmen once flew, creating at least 750 jobs in an area that needs them. But the factory will only happen if the company, Leonardo DRS, wins an Air Force contract to build the T-100 training jets.  Read more

 

Leonardo plans to produce advanced Air Force trainer in Tuskegee
By Jerry Underwood, Alabama News Center  

30 March 2017 -- Gov. Robert Bentley announced today that Leonardo, a global aerospace and defense firm, will create 750 jobs at an advanced assembly center at Tuskegee’s Moton Field if the company’s T-100 jet trainer wins a U.S. Air Force competition for a next-generation training aircraft.  Read more

 

UPDATED: New Air Force trainer jet could be built in Tuskegee
By Jim Little, Reporter Opelika-Auburn News, OANow.com

30 March 2017 -- Macon County may become a center of aviation training again.  Read more

 

Leonardo-DRS Bids to Build Aircraft
By WLTZ-TV

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.  Read more

 

Tuskegee could land aircraft plant if global aerospace and defense firm wins contract
By Rosanna Smith, Reporter, WSFA – TV (NBC)

30 March 2017 -- Macon County, AL (WSFA) – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced on Thursday that Leonardo-DRS, a global aerospace, and defense firm, has placed a bid with the U.S. Air Force competition to assemble aircraft at Tuskegee’s Moton Airfield.  Read more

 

Defense contractor Leonardo plans to build training aircraft in Alabama, but impact remains to be seen
By Jeff Martin, WAAY – TV

30 March 2017 -- In an announcement Thursday morning, officials with Italian defense company Leonardo announced they would build their competitor in the Air Force's training aircraft replacement program at Moton Field in Tuskegee, if selected by the Air Force. But, since a winner is not expected to be chosen until later this year, the total impact remains to be seen. Thursday was the deadline for entries into the competition.  Read more

 

Tuskegee to host Leonardo's T-100 assembly
By Stephen Trimble, FlightGlobal

March 30, 2017, WASHINGTON, DC -- Leonardo has selected the historic aviation town of Tuskegee, Alabama, to assemble T-100 jets proposed to succeed the Northrop T-38 as the lead-in trainer for US Air Force fighter and bomber pilots.  Read more

 

Leonardo says T-X win would create 750 jobs in Alabama
By Marjorie Censer, Inside Defense

March 30, 2017 -- Leonardo today said a win in the Air Force's T-X program would eventually generate 750 jobs at an advanced assembly center at Moton Field in Tuskegee, AL.  Read more

 

Leonardo to Build Air Force T-X Jet Trainer in Tuskegee, Alabama
By Vivienne Machi, National Defense

March 30, 2017 -- As the competition for the Air Force's next-generation jet trainers moves along, Leonardo executives have announced the company's proposed T-X aircraft will be built and assembled in the United States at the same Alabama field where the legendary World War II Tuskegee airmen trained.  Read more

 

New Air Force training aircraft could be built in Alabama
By Ellen Mitchell, The Hill

March 30, 2017 -- Leonardo DRS will build the Air Force’s new training aircraft in Alabama, should the company win the contract later this year, the state’s governor announced Thursday.  Read more

 

Leonardo to build T-X in Alabama, killing off plans for Mississippi production facility 
By Valerie Insinna, Defense News

March 30, 2017, WASHINGTON -- If Leonardo DRS wins the T-X competition with its T-100 trainer, the company will manufacture the aircraft in Alabama, it announced Thursday.  Read more

 

Leonardo Would Build T-100 At New Alabama Site
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

March 30, 2017 -- If Leonardo wins the coveted U.S. Air Force contract for the next-generation T-X trainer, the T-100 would be built at a new facility at Tuskegee’s Moton Field in Alabama.  Read more

 

Gov. Bentley, Leonardo announce plans for Alabama manufacturing facility to produce training aircraft for U.S. Air Force
Press Release from the Governor of Alabama

TUSKEGEE, Alabama, March 30, 2017 — Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Leonardo, a global aerospace and defense firm, will create 750 jobs at an advanced assembly center at Tuskegee’s Moton Field if the company’s T-100 jet trainer wins a U.S. Air Force competition for a next-generation training aircraft.  Read more

 

With Raytheon Out, Leonardo DRS Touts Lower-Cost T-100
Aerospace Daily & Defense Report

March 23, 2017 -- With Leonardo’s North American arm replacing Raytheon as prime, the T-100 bid for the U.S. Air Force’s coveted $16 billion T-X contract will come in at a lower price, according to a top company executive.  Read more

 

Lynn: T-X competition reflects increasingly global defense industry
Inside Defense

March 14, 2017 -- The chief executive of Leonardo DRS says the competition to provide the Air Force’s next-generation trainer showcases the increased globalization of the defense industry.  Read more

 

Vdeo: Interview with CEO Bill Lynn on T-X Program and DRS' Growth
Defense News

March 12, 2017 -- Leonardo DRS CEO William Lynn III sits down with Defense News Air Warfare Reporter Valerie Insinna to discuss his company’s plans for future growth.  Watch the video

 

Italy’s Leonardo Embraces Underdog Status in U.S. Air Force Trainer Competition
National Defense

March 12, 2017 - The aerospace industry’s top firms are throwing their hats into the ring for a chance to supply hundreds of trainer aircraft to the U.S. Air Force. Bids are due March 30.  Read more

 

T-X Competition Shows the Strength of America's Aerospace Industry
National Interest

March 10, 2017 -- A major issue for U.S. defense planners looking to an intensifying competition for military overmatch vis-à-vis prospective high-end adversaries, is the shrinking U.S. aerospace and defense sector.  Read more

 

Leonardo to manufacture T-100 in the US
FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM

March 9, 2017 - WASHINGTON, DC -- After parting ways with Raytheon, Leonardo is flying solo in the US Air Foce's T-X trainer competition but still plans to establish final assembly for the M-346 trainer derivative in the USA.  Read more

 

Leonardo to compete for U.S. Air Force Advanced Pilot Training System program through its U.S. company Leonardo DRS
Leonardo DRS

February 08, 2017 - Leonardo is proud to confirm its participation in the U.S. Air Force T-X competition with its T-100 integrated training system. Leonardo will leverage its U.S. company, Leonardo DRS, as the prime contractor, bringing to bear Leonardo’s leading aeronautical and simulation expertise to deliver a fully integrated solution in the best interests of the Air Force.  Read more