The SM-47 T-X is a highly maneuverable, single-engine, two-seat tandem, fixed-wing supersonic Advanced Pilot Trainer aircraft. A variant of the SM-47 Super Machete, the SM-47 T-X was conceived specifically to satisfy the requirements of the USAF Advanced Pilot Training (APT) Family of Systems (FoS) aircraft, known also as the T-X.
Powered by a single GEAE F414 enhanced afterburning turbofan with over 26,000 lbs of thrust at sea level, the SM-47 T-X has digital Power-By-Wire flight controls, canard foreplanes, a distinctive empennage and 9-G maneuverability with full internal fuel. The Forward Swept Wing (FSW) SM-47 T-X will offer a maximum level speed at altitude in excess of Mach 2.2 and a tactical radius on internal fuel of over 700 nm. A dedicated Stavatti solution to the USAF Advanced Pilot Training (APT) Family of Systems (FoS) requirement, the SM-47 T-X is capable of in-flight refueling and meets or exceeds all of the performance and mission requirements as specified in the APT FoS RFP. Benefiting from an advanced avionics suite with, the SM-47 T-X is a bridge between fourth and fifth generation fighters focused upon performance, maneuverability, maintainability and affordability rather than low observability.