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IAF, Navy to get 57 Hawks by '16

DNBAN76156 | 7/8/2014 | Author : Hemanth CS | WC :374 | City-Bangalore

Bangalore: The Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy will be have its entire fleet of Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) by the year 2016.
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which carries out the licence production of the British origin Hawk AJT aircraft will fulfill the orders placed by the IAF and Navy by 2016.
"Order placed in 2010 for second batch of 57 Hawks would be completely produced and delivered by HAL under license from BAE Systems. Out of 57 Hawks, 40 are for IAF and 17 are for Indian Navy. A total of 20 Aircraft (12 for IAF and 8 for the Navy) delivered till date. The remaining aircraft will be delivered by 2016 as per contract schedule," HAL Chairman RK Tyagi told dna.
In 2010 during British Prime
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