Northrop Grumman T-X advanced jet trainer breaks cover on Mojave runway

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Northrop Grumman’s entry for the T-X competition was publicly revealed on 19 August in Mojave, California.

Dubbed the Model 400, the Northrop bid is powered by a single GE Aviation F404-102D engine with 17,200lb-thrust, according to the US Federal Aviation Adminitration’s aircraft registration database.

Scaled Composites, the Northrop subsidiary devoted to rapid prototyping and flight testing, registered the aircraft on 16 June 2015, but the design was kept under wraps for several more months.

Images of the aircraft on Twitter show an aircraft with a prominent, single vertical fin and a nose section similar to the T-38.

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