BAE Systems Hawk customers include Australia, Canada, South Africa, Bahrain, India, Saudi Arabia and the U.K. Photo courtesy of BAE Systems
U.K. Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin was given a BAE Systems/Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) Advanced Hawk demo during its debut at Aero India, BAE Systems says.
“The Advanced Hawk is another demonstration of our commitment to Make-in-India and presents a unique opportunity to build on our track record of collaboration with HAL and Indian industry in developing technologies and capabilities,” says Alan Garwood, group Business Development director at BAE Systems.
BAE/HAL Advanced Hawk builds on the success of the BAE Systems Hawk Mk132, which has completed 100,000 flying hours with the Indian Air Force and Navy. The trainer’s commonality with existing Hawk production and support infrastructure in India enables it to be manufactured and supported with reuse of facilities, equipment and skills.