BAE Systems/ Northrop Grumman team withdraw from T-X competition

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems officials have withdrawn from the U.S. Air Force T-X competition.

The team carefully examined the U.S. Air Force’s T-X Trainer requirements and acquisition strategy as stated in the final request for proposals issued on December 30, 2016. In a statement released by Northrop Grumman, "The companies have decided not to submit a proposal for the T-X Trainer program, as it would not be in the best interest of the companies and their shareholders."

The decision also comes right after Raytheon/Leonardo team jointly decided not to pursue the bid last week. [Read the complete story: U.S. Air Force T-X competition moves forward without Raytheon & Leonardo team]

Northrop Grumman officials say, "Northrop Grumman and remain fully committed to performing on current and future U.S. Air Force programs, to deliver critical capabilities to America’s airmen."

Image courtesy of U.S. Air Force/ SGT Jeffrey Allen. The T-38 Talon is to be replaced as a USAF trainer by the aircraft selected during the T-X program.

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