Friday, June 24, 2022

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.

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


“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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