Israel Aerospace wins $240 million US Air Force contract for T-38 trainer aircraft replacement wings

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd., Lod, Israel, has been awarded a $240,000,000 estimated ceiling indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the acquisition of T-38 Wings.

Israel Aerospace wins 240 million US Air Force contract for T 38 trainer aircraft replacement wings Northrop T-38 Talon (Picture source: US DoD)

The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record. Air Education and Training Command is the primary user of the T-38 for joint specialized undergraduate pilot training. Air Combat Command, Air Force Materiel Command and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration also use the T-38A in various roles.

Air Education and Training Command uses the T-38C to prepare pilots for front-line fighter and bomber aircraft such as the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15C Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, B-1B Lancer, A-10 Thunderbolt and F-22 Raptor.

Work will be performed in Lod, Israel, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 2033.  This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and four offers were received.