The Indian Navy today inducted the first indigenous Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at INS Dega, Vishakhapatnam.
“We are proud of Indian manufactured products and it is evident from the fact that HAL made aircraft such as Vampire and Kirans are with us for decades”, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral, D. K. Joshi said.
The Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer is a dual seat multi-purpose aircraft powered by a single Rolls Royce Adour Mk.871 engine. The Hawk AJT is primarily used for basic, advanced and weapons training of the pilots. However, the Aircraft has the capabilities to be used as a ground attack aircraft or for air defence.
The Hawk AJT has excellent flying characteristics with good stability, can be flown at night and can perform wide range of aerobatic manoeuvres. The aircraft can remarkably accommodate a wide variety of external stores. The cockpit is arranged in an efficient ergonomic manner in order to provide a lead-in to modern front line aircraft. The cockpit provides an excellent field of view for both pilots. The instructor’s station in the rear cockpit has appropriate override control of vital functions.
The primary flight control systems are provided by means of an all-moving tail plane, aileron and rudder deflections respectively. The secondary flight control systems comprise wing double slotted flaps and an air brake on the underside of the rear fuselage.
The Indian Navy today took delivery of its first indigenously made Hawk Mk-132 aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer is a dual seat multi-purpose aircraft powered by a single Rolls Royce Adour Mk 871 engine
India’s defense public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has sent out a Request For Proposal (RFP) to BAE Systems for potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft. HAL will build the Hawk advanced trainer jet in Bangalore that will be used in the Indian Air Force's aerobatic team
The Indian Air Force is all set to revive its aerobatics teams which it disbanded in 2011. Known as the Surya Kiran team, the IAF grounded the squad due to shortages in trainer aircraft
The Indian MOD has fined BAE Systems for supplying defective components for the Hawk AJT aircraft in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF). The defective components caused delays in supply of the aircraft by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the IAF, Defence Minister A K Antony told Indian parliament
A Saudi Royal Air Force (RSAF) Hawk Jet aircraft crashed killing its two crew members in the northwestern region of the kingdom on Monday, the Saudi news agency SPA reported. Quoting an unnamed source, the SPA reported that the crash of the Hawk training aircraft occurred on Monday at noon during a training flight and authorities have begun an investigation to establish the cause of the crash
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