BENGALURU: BAE Systems will debut its Advanced Hawk, a jet trainer on which it collaborated with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), at the 11th Aero India to be held in Bengaluru.
This fulfils the commitment made jointly by BAE Systems and HAL at Aero India 2015 to explore future possibilities for the Hawk aircraft for India and export markets.
Clad in Indo-UK colours, the Advanced Hawk will be on display at HAL’s stand, together with a simulator showcasing the aircraft’s new capabilities. BAE Systems will also have a number of displays spanning the breadth of its capabilities, technologies and platforms.
Building on the success of the Hawk Mk132, which recently completed 100,000 flying hours with the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, the new features of the Advanced Hawk enable training activities currently performed on frontline fighter aircraft to be undertaken on the updated air platform.
Leading the company’s participation at the premier air show will be Alan Garwood, Group Business Development Director, and Stephen Timms, Managing Director, Defence Information, Training & Services. BAE Systems India will be represented by Alistair Castle, Country Director and Nik Khanna, who has recently been named Managing Director.