T-7A trainer aircraft in Indiana

The new T-7A trainer aircraft to be built in Indiana.

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(The Center Square) – The Swedish company Saab held a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday for its new 112,000-square-foot factory in Indiana where it will produce part of the new T-7A trainer aircraft for the U.S. Air Force in a partnership with Boeing.

Gov. Eric Holcomb attended the event, along with former governor Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, and the top leadership of Saab, including Marcus Wallenburg, the chairman of the board, Micael Johansson, the president and CEO, and Erik Smith, the U.S. CEO. They were joined by Leanne Caret, the president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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