Israel Aerospace Industries delivered the first wing for the US Air Force’s T-38 trainer supersonic jet on Wednesday.
The wing was delivered to Lt.-Col. Allen Garrison, a representative of the Pentagon’s Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), at IAI’s Lahav Division plant.
IAI said manufacturing the first wing is a milestone in a challenging industrial process, aimed at upgrading and adjusting the original T-38 platform, which was first developed in the 1950s. The process included the creation of three dimensional models to design and manufacture the plane’s wings. Advisors from the DCMA assisted IAI engineers in creating the new wings.