IAI Delivers 100th Wing for the United States Air Force T-38 Jet Trainers

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has marked the delivery of the 100th IAI-produced T-38 wing to the United States Air Force, in a special ceremony held at the company’s headquarters. This milestone demonstrates IAI’s capabilities to produce aero-structures of the highest quality and its commitment to a long-term relationship with the United States Air Force.

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Shmuel Kuzi, IAI Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Aviation Group, and Captain Nicholas Russo, Commanding Officer of the USA’s DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) International.

The T-38 Talon is a twinjet supersonic jet trainer, developed for the United States Air Force, which has been operational since the 1960s. The T-38 Trainer is critical to the USAF pilot training program and the IAI-produced T-38 wing sets are an important element that supports its availability. Additional tooling has, therefore, been added to IAI’s T-38 wing production facility, to allow increased production rates to meet the urgent demand for new wings. IAI has orders for hundreds of additional wings, and will continue to meet the United States Air Force requirements for this important T-38 program.


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