New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is planning to induct 20 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft from the British BAE Systems for its aerobatic team Surya Kiran which has been grounded since last year.
The Surya Kiran team, which was using the Kiran Mk II aircraft, had to be grounded last year due to requirement of its planes for training Air Force cadets.
"BAE Systems has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for a potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft.
"The aircraft, to be built by HAL in Bangalore, will fulfil the Indian Air Force requirement for its prestigious aerobatic team," BAE Systems said in a release today....more
01:12 PM, Sep 14, 2012