BAE Systems has secured an order worth over £500m with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) to supply products and services that will facilitate the manufacture of 57 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.
The aircraft − 40 for the Indian Air Force and 17 for the Indian Navy − will be manufactured under licence at HAL’s facilities in Bangalore. BAE Systems will provide specialist engineering services, the raw materials and equipment necessary for airframe production.
Under a separate contract with HAL, Rolls Royce has been awarded around £200m to supply Mk871 Adour engines for the aircraft.
Prior to this announcement, BAE Systems was already working with HAL and Rolls-Royce to supply 66 Hawk aircraft to the Indian Air Force, and this additional order will extend the partnership for a further six years.