A concept of a future variant of BAE Systems' Hawk trainer jet aircraft has flown for the first time at the Company’s military aircraft facility in Warton, UK.
The concept demonstrator features an upgraded cockpit equipped with BAE Systems’ LiteHUD (a low-profile head-up display) and a large area display that introduces a new student/pilot training experience. It also features a redesigned wing that increases performance in areas such as turn rates, angles of attack and both take-off and landing.
Other technology advances include increased stores capability, a new set of defensive aids and a range of new flight systems, all aimed at ensuring Hawk continues to provide the edge in fast jet pilot training, as well as offering increased operational utility.
The first flight of the aircraft builds on its public debut at Aero India 2017 in Bangalore earlier this year.
Steve Timms, Managing Director Defence Information, Training & Services at BAE Systems said: “The new features in Advanced Hawk have been developed after listening to our customers’ views on where fast jet pilot training will go in the future and how we ensure the Hawk continues to meet their requirements.
“Many of the proposed features of an Advanced Hawk, such as the large area display and new wing, could be achievable as upgrades,” he said.
The first Eurofighter Typhoon and Hawk advanced jet trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has been formally rolled out at BAE Systems facility in Warton, Lancashire. The roll out ceremony was attended by Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, the Sultanate of Omans Minister Responsible For Defence Affairs (MRDA) and the Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman, Air Vice-Marshal Mattar bin Ali bin Mattar Al Obaidani
CAE has won a contract from Australia's Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group to support and provide training services for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)'s Hawk Mk127 fighter trainer. Under terms of the contract, CAE will provide classroom and simulator instructors RAAF Base Williamtown, in addition to providing maintenance and support services on the three CAE-built Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators currently being installed at both RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce, the company announced Tuesday
India and UK are targeting export market for their jointly developed combat/trainer version of the Hawk trainer aircraft. A jointly developed, dual role version of the Hawk trainer aircraft is expected to debut at the Aero India show later this month aiming to target countries which are potential targets of the Pakistan-China developed light jet, the JF-17 Thunder
India is likely to place an order for Hawk advanced jet trainers under a Rs.3,500-crore ($527
An Indian Air Force Hawk advanced jet trainer crashed soon after take-off from Air Force Station Kalaikunda, in West Midnapore due to a "technical snag" but both the pilots ejected safely. Indian Air Force (IAF) sources said that the aircraft developed a technical problem at about 1100 hours, minutes after taking off from Kalaikunda air station in West Bengal, where another Hawk had crashed in June last year, PTI reported Thursday
The US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has selected BAE Systems to provide new electronic warfare (EW) systems for its fleet of AC/MC-130J aircraft. BAE Systems will upgrade the aircrafts survivability equipment with the capability to detect, identify, locate, deny, degrade, disrupt, and defeat various threats that aircrews encounter in hostile and challenging environments, the company said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems has won a £3.7bn contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to manufacture the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme
A Royal Malaysian Air Force's (RMAF) search team located the wreckage of its BAE Systems Hawk 108 trainer-fighter jet that crashed yesterday killing two pilots, near Kampung Yak Yah in Chukai, Terengganu state. RMAF's headquarters in a statement here said members of the search team in a EC725 helicopter spotted the wreckage at 7am after the search operation resumed today, Bernama News Agency reported
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