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BAE Systems is ready now to provide the U.S. Air Force with the best trained combat pilots. The Hawk Advanced Jet Training System is the world leader in combat pilot training, providing air forces around the world with tailored systems and state of the art aircraft. With a customizable avionics suite to facilitate lead-in training for both 4th and 5th generation aircraft, Hawk AJTS continues to be the combat pilot training system that is breaking ground in the air.
Hawk AJTS is the world’s only fully integrated off-the-shelf system in service today and can be uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the U.S. Air Force. The system effectively integrates live and synthetic air and ground based elements to successfully train pilots for the worlds most advanced front line aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
Hawk AJTS: An Evolution in Pilot Training
The Hawk AJTS state-of-the-art air training system is affordable, low-risk, and in service now, demonstrating affordable life-cycle costs.
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The Hawk is the future F-35 lead-in trainer for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the Royal Air Force, Canadian Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. Almost 1,000 Hawk aircraft have been sold to 18 air forces around the world, with more than 3.5 million flying hours logged.
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BAE Systems has strategically partnered with companies that are leaders in their respective fields; Northrop Grumman in aircraft manufacturing, L-3 Link in ground based training and simulation, and Rolls-Royce in defense aero-engine products. Together, the Hawk AJTS Team has over 160 years of pilot training experience and has built more than 2,500 training aircraft worldwide, more than any other T-X industry team. With the T-X competition slated to officially begin in 2014, the BAE Systems T-X Campaign team and partners remain dedicated to maintaining their position at the forefront of this competition.
BAE Systems has a long history of pioneering developments in aviation. From manufacturing the famous Spitfire and its predecessors to developing the world’s first operational STOVL aircraft, the company has remained an innovator in aviation for almost a century. BAE Systems has manufactured almost 1,000 Hawks in service now with 18 air forces around the world. With over 3.5 million flying hours logged, BAE Systems is able to present the U.S. Air Force with a proven, low-risk solution to ensure safe, cost effective pilot training.
Northrop Grumman has a long history of success in designing and producing complex aircraft and aircraft components, having delivered products across a wide spectrum of capabilities- from the world’s first supersonic trainer, T-38 Talon, to state-of-the-art, advanced aircraft like Global Hawk, B-2 stealth bomber and the F-35 Lightning II. The company has extensive aircraft manufacturing experience as the original equipment manufacturer of the T-38 Talon, which has trained more than 72,000 pilots. The company’s performance manufacturing the Talon is unmatched – every T-38 was delivered on time, at or below contract price, and with the promised performance. Additionally, Northrop Grumman has extensive training experience, having instructed thousands of warfighters and commanders from multiple locations around the globe. Northrop Grumman brings its experience and customer commitment to the Hawk AJTS Team.
For over 80 years L-3’s Link Simulation & Training division has been a leader in pilot training. From training over 500,000 Allied airmen during WWII to being the world leader in the number of modern fighter simulators in operation today, the company specializes in training solutions that produce highly-skilled aviators. Today, L-3 Link is applying modern technologies and training methods, transforming how training is conducted. Students access training content anytime, anywhere through the delivery of on-demand, immersive and adaptive learning materials, allowing training to be tailored for each student. L-3 Link’s innovative approach increases training effectiveness, while lowering costs, and is fully integrated into the HAWK AJTS Family of Systems.
Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy. Rolls-Royce is the second largest provider of defense aero-engine products and services globally with 18,000 engines in service of 160 armed forces in 103 countries.
Rolls-Royce engines power aircraft in every major sector including: transport; combat; patrol; trainers; helicopters; and unmanned aerial vehicles. Rolls-Royce powers multiple aircraft in US Air Force fleets, including C-130J, CV-22 and Global Hawk, as well as the US Navy’s T-45 Goshawk training aircraft.
The Adour engine maintains an excellent reliability and operability record. The engine is operated by more than 20 military forces and has accumulated more than 8 million flying hours to date.
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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
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The Red Arrows display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
A Hawk AJT takes to the skies at Dubai Airshow 2013 over the Palms.
The spectacular Red Arrows put on a display at Dubai Airshow 2013.
The spectacular Red Arrows take to the skies at Dubai Airshow 2013.
The Red Arrows by the Hawk AJT at Dubai Airshow 2013.
Two Typhoon jets and a Hawk AJT arrive at Dubai Airshow 2013.
A Hawk AJT prepares for Dubai Airshow 2013.
The spectacular Red Arrows perform at Dubai Airshow 2013.
The Red Arrows by the Hawk AJT T2 at our stand at Dubai Airshow 2013.
Our Chief Test Pilot shows one of the Red Arrows Pilots the Hawk AJT at Dubai Airshow 2013.
The Red Arrows by the Typhoon Full Scale Replica at Dubai Airshow 2013.
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Hawk T2 at RIAT 2012
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