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Britain Orders 28 Hawk LIFT Advanced Fighter Trainers

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Latest updates: OC2 upgrades: good news, bad news? High-end Hawk(click to view full) In 2006, Great Britain signed a GBP 450 million contract to buy another 28 advanced Hawk trainers, as the first step toward a public-private partnership that would provide military flight training to the RAF, Army Air Corps, and Royal Navy for the next 25 years. Britain already had plenty of trainers designed to train pilots, and many of them are earlier version of the successful Hawk jet trainer that also serves with at least 14 other countries around the globe. So what makes this contract significant, and why are Hawk LIFT aircraft different? * The Hawk Mk.128/ RAF Hawk-T Mk2 * Contract & Key Events * Additional Readings The Hawk Mk.128/ RAF Hawk-T Mk2 Hawk LIFT cockpit, night(click to view full) BAE Systems popular Hawk jets come in Block 50 (including the US Navy’s T-45 Goshawk) and Block 60 configurations. There are also Hawk 100 series advanced two-seat weapon systems trainers with ground attack capability, and the single-seat Hawk 200 series which is a cheap subsonic multi-role fighter. The Hawk Mk.128 is designed to be closer to flying front-line fighter jets. Derived from the Hawk 100, it […]

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