Indian Navy may purchase BAE Hawk trainers

The Indian Navy is considering purchasing 18 Hawk 100-series advanced jet trainers (AJT) from the British defence corp. BAE Systems according to aerospace journal Flight International.

Furthermore the Navy is continuing talks with the British Government over the possible acquisition of 8 ex-UK Royal Navy BAE Sea Harrier FA2 fighter jets.

Around 30 Indian navy pilots recently underwent pilot training at US facilities using the services Boeing/BAE T-45 Goshawk trainers – developments of the Hawk – under a collaborative agreement.

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