“Strictly Trainer” T-X Now a Candidate for Lead-in Fighter, Aggressor, Light Strike

After years of insisting the T-X competition was only meant to yield an advanced T-38 trainer replacement—and very explicitly not a future Aggressor or in other roles also filled by the T-38—the Air Force is now considering it for precisely those and other missions. The announcement comes just a few months after the T-X competition was won by the team of Boeing and Saab of Sweden.