Friday, February 23, 2024

India rolls out its upgraded Hawk advanced trainer aircraft

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, has performed its first upgrade of a Hawk Mk132 advanced trainer aircraft, swapping out imported mission computer and data transfer units with its own equipment.

That was reported by telanganatoday.news.

The Hawk Mk13, also named as Hawk-i, is an advanced trainer aircraft manufactured in India under license from BAE Systems.

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“This is the 100th Hawk aircraft produced at HAL and we are proud that it has Make in India mark. HAL had conceived a programme for indigenous upgradation of the Hawk Mk132 for achieving self-reliance and has successfully accomplished it”, said Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL in a press release.

This aircraft would be on the flying display in the forthcoming Aero-India 2017 at Bengaluru, he added.

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