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The Air Force?s new trainer jet is attracting the Navy?s and Marine Corps? interests

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. ? The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are monitoring the development of the Air Force?s T-X training jet, but it may be years before they can launch their own competitions to replace the T-45, officials said Monday.

?We?re watching the T-X. Obviously the Air Force is going through that process,? Lt. Gen. Steven Rudder, the Marine Corps? deputy commandant for aviation, said during a panel at the Navy League?s Sea-Air-Space conference.

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