The skies above the United States Air Force are about to get a whole lot redder with the T-7A Red Hawk.

This bird is a supersonic advanced jet trainer geared up to modernize the training of the next batch of fighter and bomber pilots.

Let’s dive into the nuts and bolts of this next-gen aircraft, its features, capabilities, and why it’s a big deal.

T-7A Red Hawk: From Prototype to Powerhouse

Developed by Boeing alongside Swedish aerospace company Saab, the T-7A Red Hawk emerged from the T-X program, a competition to replace the Air Force’s aging Northrop T-38 Talon trainers.