BAE Systems to Provide Repairs, Upgrades to Hawk Trainers in UAE

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BAE Systems to Provide Repairs, Upgrades to Hawk Trainers in UAE
UAE Hawk training plane

BAE Systems has signed an agreement to maintain and support Hawk training planes in the United Arab Emirates.

BAE will contract with the UAE-based Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center, or AMMROC, to provide repairs and upgrades to Hawk Mk61, Mk102 and Mk63 aircraft at a facility in Abu Dhabi until 2020, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

The facility is on the grounds of Al Ain International Airport in Abu Dhabi. The single-engine, jet-powered advanced technology aircraft is typically used for training, although it also can serve as a light combat aircraft.

The contract with AMMROC -- owned by Emirates Defense Industries Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. and the Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky -- will include training and maintenance programs to customers.

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