The institution of a joint UK-Qatar coaching squadron will see BAE Programs, together with its companions, play a vital position in supporting the Qatar Emiri Air Drive’s (QEAF) new fleet of Hawk Mk 167. The Qatar-badged joint squadron will allow UK and Qatari personnel to coach collectively utilizing essentially the most superior model of the Hawk coach plane in service right now.

“This achievement right now marks one other main milestone within the growth of our ongoing partnership with each the UK RAF and the Qatar Emiri Air Drive. I’m very pleased with the integral position that BAE Programs is taking part in inside the Joint Hawk Coaching Squadron, as we help within the supply of this important functionality alongside each air forces,” stated Andrea Thompson, Managing Director Europe & Worldwide, BAE Programs Air.


The 9 Hawks together with 24 Storm plane have been ordered in 2017 by the Authorities of Qatar, which included an availability help service for each jets as a part of this complete answer. Along with offering this service for the brand new 11 Squadron, BAE Programs will ship dwell and artificial coaching to QEAF and RAF pilots, getting ready them with the abilities required for all times within the cockpit of quick jets, together with Storm.

The BAE Programs 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 Programs. It has been utilized in a coaching capability and as a low-cost fight plane. The Hawk is the world’s most profitable and confirmed army plane coach with greater than 650 plane on the coronary heart of coaching pipelines for the world’s main air forces. Hawk makes use of superior airborne simulation to look, really feel and performance like the most recent technology of fight plane, together with Storm and the F-35 Lightning II.

Right this moment, the twenty fourth November 2021, His Excellency Dr Khalid Al Attiyah (Qatari Dep PM and Minister of State for Defence) and The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP (UK Secretary of State for Defence), visited RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire, to mark the reformation of the Qatari Emirates Air Drive (QEAF) Joint Hawk Coaching Squadron (JHTS). Each Dr Khalid and Mr Wallace arrived through air to an honour guard consisting of personnel from RAF Leeming, after which toured the services for the JHTS programme together with new buildings and the brand new plane (Hawk 167).