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    ASECAF announces the T- 7A “Red Hawk” during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference

    ASECAF announces the T- 7A “Red Hawk” during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference

    MD, UNITED STATES

    09.16.2019

    Courtesy Photo

    Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs     

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan announces the T-
    7A “Red Hawk” during the Air, Space and Cyber conference at the
    National Harbor.

    The name, Red Hawk, honors the legacy of Tuskegee Airmen, and
    pays homage to their signature red-tailed aircraft from World War II.
    The name is also a tribute to the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, an American
    fighter aircraft that first flew in 1938 and was flown by the 99th Fighter
    Squadron, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ first African American fighter
    squadron.

    The P-51 and P-40 are some of the most iconic fighters of their time.
    Likewise, the T-7A will be the staple of a new generation of aircraft.
    The Red Hawk offers advanced capabilities for training tomorrow’s
    pilots on data links, simulated radar, smart weapons, defensive
    management systems, as well as synthetic training capabilities.

    The first T-7A aircraft and simulators are scheduled to arrive at Joint
    Randolph AFB, Texas, in 2023 as a replacement for the venerable T-
    38C. And, the moniker “Red Hawk” is certainly fitting, as that species
    of raptor is often seen soaring over our pilot training bases.

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    Date Posted: 09.16.2019 13:45
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