The U.S. Air Force awards Boeing $9.2 billion for the development of a new advanced pilot training system. Boeing is the designated prime contractor while Saab is a risk-sharing partner with Boeing in the development of the T-X aircraft. The deal will change Saab Group substantially. The U.S. will become both a new home market and a new base for export business. The Swedish defense and civil security company becomes a local supplier in one of the world’s most important defense equipment markets. For more info, see