BAE Systems and its partners will support the joint UK-Qatar training squadron at RAF Leeming station.
The Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) has a new fleet of Hawk Mk 167s. The Qatar-badged joint squadron will enable UK and Qatari personnel to train together using the most advanced version of the Hawk trainer aircraft. The nine Hawks along with 24 Typhoon aircraft were ordered in 2017 by the Government of Qatar, which included an availability support service for both jets.
In addition to providing this service for the new 11 Squadron, BAE Systems will deliver live and synthetic training to QEAF and RAF pilots, preparing them with the skills required for life in the cockpit of fast jets, including Typhoon.
Hawk uses advanced airborne simulation to look, feel and function like the latest generation of combat aircraft, including Typhoon and the F-35 Lightning II.