Saab receives order to produce T-7A fuselage systems
Saab has received an award from Boeing to produce T-7A aft fuselage systems. The order value for Saab is USD 101.7 million (approximately SEK 1 billion) and the order was booked in the fourth quarter 2023.
The T-7A aft fuselage systems will be produced at Saab’s advanced manufacturing facility in West Lafayette, Indiana.
“I’m incredibly proud of the dedication and hard work that the Saab team has put into the T-7A program. Our West Lafayette workforce has been busy ramping up production since manufacturing was transferred from Sweden to the United States. Our facility is full with new employees and equipment, and every day we see more progress. This new order means we can take our production to the next level,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the U.S.
The order from Boeing comes after the first two T-7A Red Hawks successfully arrived at U.S. Air Force bases for developmental flight tests. The first T-7A went to Edwards Air Force Base and the second went to Eglin Air Force Base.
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