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Australian Deals to Maintain, Upgrade Hawk Jet Trainers

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RAAF Hawk Mk.127s(click to view full) In July 2013, the Royal Australian Air Force inked a long-term contract with BAE Systems to maintain and upgrade its 33 Hawk Mk.127 jet trainers based at RAAFB Williamtown and RAAFB Pearce. The new deal is for 5 years and up to $435 million, with potential extensions out to […]
Hawk LIFT Mk127s Australia

RAAF Hawk Mk.127s
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In July 2013, the Royal Australian Air Force inked a long-term contract with BAE Systems to maintain and upgrade its 33 Hawk Mk.127 jet trainers based at RAAFB Williamtown and RAAFB Pearce. The new deal is for 5 years and up to $435 million, with potential extensions out to 2026. It covers depth maintenance, engineering support, and full logistics/ spares and training systems support. They’re following a similar path to Britain’s “Contracting for Availability“, building on a previous 2-year, A$ 150 million, performance-based deal that reportedly saved the RAAF 10% on Hawk support costs.

RAAF Hawks, Port Stephens

RAAF Hawks
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Aug 8/13: Sub-contractors. CAE, Inc. announces a contract from BAE Systems to provide 3 full-mission Hawk simulators for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) under the Project AIR 5438 program. The simulators will include a high-fidelity replica of the Hawk cockpit surrounded by an 11-foot projection dome display, using the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and Boeing’s Constant Resolution Visual System. The full-mission simulators will also feature the CAE-developed common database (CDB), and will be delivered to RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce in 2016 and 2017. CAE.

July 5-8/13: The RAAF signs the $435 million contract with BAE Systems. The new deal pledges a further 5% support cost reduction over the next 5 years, and as part of those efforts, 78 Wing HQ will co-locate at BAE’s Williamtown facility.

Australia follows that by announcing fleet upgrades that would give Australia’s Hawk Mk.127 fleet similar capabilities to Britain’s new Mk.128/ Hawk T Mk2 machines. BAE Systems | Australian DoD.

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