Saab CEO Hakan Bushke noted that the new location will serve as one of the companyâ€™s major sites and potentially provide opportunities in the global market.
The Swedish defense firm teamed up with Boeing to develop the light-attack trainer aircraft as part of the Air Forceâ€™s efforts to replace its T-38 Talon trainers.
â€œT-X is very, very important for us because itâ€™s a new product in a new market and with a new partner,â€ noted Lars Sjoberg, vice president and head of Saab's trainer segment.
In September 2018, Boeing won a potential $9.2B contract to produce a maximum of 475 T-X trainers and related ground-based systems for the Air Force.
The Boeing-Saab team expects the T-X aircraft to attain an initial operational capability for Air Force missions in 2024.