BAE Techniques has been awarded an 11-year contract to proceed its assist for the UK’s Royal Air Pressure Hawk fleet. The £590million contract secures a whole lot of engineering jobs in North Wales, residence to No. 4 Flying Coaching College, liable for coaching the UK’s subsequent technology of world-class fighter pilots. In addition to offering availability assist to the RAF’s Hawk T2 fleet, BAE Techniques will present depth upkeep to the RAF’s iconic Crimson Arrows show workforce from RAF Valley in Anglesey, guaranteeing the Hawk fleet continues as a world ambassador for the UK.

The Hawk plane is heralded by the RAF as its chosen jet coach to coach its pupil pilots who will finally go on to function plane together with the Storm, F-35 and subsequent technology fight plane. BAE Techniques has supplied assist to the Hawk fleet for 12 years. The brand new contract will ship efficiencies by new methods of working and harnessing the usage of expertise to drive financial savings which will probably be reinvested into the RAF’s coaching functionality. As a part of the contract, BAE Techniques and Babcock can even perform depth upkeep to the Hawk TMk1 plane flown by the Crimson Arrows from RAF Valley, guaranteeing the workforce continues to signify the velocity, agility and precision of the RAF at air reveals throughout the globe.


Andrea Thompson, Managing Director – Europe & Worldwide, BAE Techniques’ Air sector, mentioned: “Because the UK’s sovereign fight air functionality supplier, we pleasure ourselves in our shut work with the RAF to know its coaching and operational necessities; supporting the RAF to equip pilots with the talents, capabilities and gear they should safeguard nationwide safety. By way of this collaborative method with the RAF and our trade companions, we now have secured the long-term continuation of Hawk assist, which is able to ship improved worth for cash and permit financial savings to be reinvested which is able to finally profit the UK’s air energy expertise and functionality.”

The BAE Techniques Hawk is a British single-engine, jet-powered superior coach plane. It was first flown at Dunsfold, Surrey, in 1974 because the Hawker Siddeley Hawk, and subsequently produced by its successor corporations, British Aerospace and BAE Techniques. It has been utilized in a coaching capability and as a low-cost fight plane. The Hawk is operational in two very distinct variants, the Hawk T.Mk 1 (and really related Mk 1A) and T.Mk 2. The latter has changed the Mk 1/1A within the flying coaching function, bringing personnel as much as quick jet operational conversion unit (OCU) enter requirements after they graduate from the turboprop Texan T1.