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Potential Hawk order to expand India footprint

An Indian Hawk in flight

An Indian Hawk in flight

 

We have received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for a potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft.

 

The aircraft, to be built by HAL in Bengaluru, will fulfill the Indian Air Force’s requirement for its prestigious aerobatic team.

Upon successful conclusion, this would be the third contract placed on us for the supply of materials and equipment for the Hawk Mk132, building upon previous orders of 66 aircraft in 2004, comprising supply of 24 Hawk aircrafts in fly-away condition and 42 aircraft built under license by HAL, and a further 57 aircraft in 2010. Under these contracts, we have worked closely with the Indian MOD and HAL to establish a production line in India where the aircraft are now assembled. Hawk trainers already in service with the Indian Air Force are performing well.

Guy Griffiths, Group MD, International, said, “This is a tremendous opportunity to build on the success of Hawk in India and demonstrates the progress we are making in capturing significant opportunities to address the defence modernization requirements of the Indian Government. Together with HAL, we look forward to giving the Indian Air Force’s display team a fantastic aircraft.”

Together with HAL we are committed to strengthen our relationship through ongoing discussions on exploring long-term sustainable business opportunities, globally.

The potential addition to the Indian fleet, one of the largest fleets of Hawk anywhere in the world, would take the number of Hawk aircraft ordered worldwide to over 1,000.  The Hawk aircraft has been widely exported. Customers include Australia, Canada, South Africa, Bahrain, India, the Royal Saudi Air Force and the UK Royal Air Force. The UK Royal Air Force aerobatics team Red Arrows has used the BAE Systems Hawk since 1979.

For more information, please contact:

Indu Anand, BAE Systems
Tel: +91 (11) 4341 2345, Mob: +91 981177 1912
indu.anand@baesystems.com

Paul Melling, BAE Systems
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 854636
Mob: +44 (0) 7801 718326
paul.melling@baesystems.com

Issued by:
BAE Systems, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 6YU, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383947 24-hr Media Hotline: + 44 (0) 7801 717739

Ref: 130/2012
 

 

Multimedia

  • Hawk T2's at RAF Valley
  • Indian Air Force - Hawk Mk132
  • Hawk T2 at RAF Valley
  • Hawk T2 at RAF Valley at night
  • Hawk T2 at RIAT 2011
  • Hawk T2 at RAF Valley coasting out
  • Hawk T2 at RAF Valley
  • Photo courtesy of Paul Heasman
  • Hawk T2 at RAF Valley
  • Indian Air Force - Hawk Mk132
  • The Red Arrows take to the skies at RIAT 2012
  • Defence Minister, Philip Dunne in the Hawk T2 Cockpit at Paris Air Show 2013
  • Hawk T2 in all its glory at Paris Air Show 2013
  • Hawk T2 on display at Paris Air Show 2013
  • Philip Dunne MP being briefed by an RAF Pilot at Paris Airshow 2013
  • Sea Hawks
  • Hawk Embedded Sensor - Infographic Preview - Francais
  • Hawk Cockpit - Hawk Major Benefits - Infographic Preview - FrancaisPreview - Francais
  • Hawk Embedded Sensor - Infographic Preview - Francais
  • Hawk Cockpit - Infographic Preview - Francais
  • Hawk Embedded Sensor - Infographic Thumbnail
  • Vince Cable visits our site at Warton
  • Blue Peter presenter Barney Harwood flies the flag
  • Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer
  • Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer
  • Mack truck mechanic maintenance, Queensland
  • The Red Arrows display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The spectacular Red Arrows perform at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows by the Hawk AJT at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • A Hawk AJT takes to the skies at Dubai Airshow 2013 over the Palms.
  • Two Typhoon jets and a Hawk AJT arrive at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • A Hawk AJT prepares for Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Our Chief Test Pilot shows one of the Red Arrows Pilots the Hawk AJT at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The spectacular Red Arrows take to the skies at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The spectacular Red Arrows put on a display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The spectacular Red Arrows put on a display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The spectacular Red Arrows put on a display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows by the Hawk AJT T2 at our stand at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The Red Arrows by the Typhoon Full Scale Replica at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • The spectacular Red Arrows put on a display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
  • Dr R.K. Tyagi – Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited  hands over Indian Navy's first Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer  to Deputy Chief of Naval Staff  - Vice Admiral Pradeep Chatterjee (AVSM NM)
  • Australian Hawk upgrade contract
 

Contact

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James Tutt

Head of Business Development L&IS

BAE Systems Australia