BAE Hawk

BAE Rolls Out First Omani Typhoon, Hawk

The first of the 12 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters and eight Hawk Mk 166 advanced jet trainers ordered by Oman were “formally presented” to the customer on 15 May, BAE Systems announced. The event was held at the company’s Warton production and testing facility in the United Kingdom and attended by Sayyid Badr bin Saud […]

First Saudi Hawks Arrive In-Country

The Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) received its first two BAE Systems Hawk Mk 165 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft on 6 April. The aircraft arrived at King Faisal Air Base in the Kingdom after a ferry flight from BAE System’s Warton facility in the United Kingdom. The RSAF is to receive 20 more aircraft […]

Saudi Arabia Orders More Hawk Jet Trainer Aircraft

Saudi Arabia has doubled the number of Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft it has bought from BAE Systems, with an order for a further 22, it has been revealed in the company’s preliminary annual report for 2015. Released on 18 February, the 40-page document contains a small reference to a hitherto undisclosed new order […]

Bahraini Air Force Details Modernisation Plans

The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) is to embark on a comprehensive modernisation plan to enhance the capabilities of both its fixed- and rotary-winged combat fleets, a senior officer disclosed on 22 January. Speaking at the IQPC International Military Helicopter conference in London, Colonel Salah Al Mansoor, Head of Planning, HQ, RBAF, said that the […]

Omani Hawk AJT Production Begins

BAE Systems announced on 2 June that a ceremony had been held at its Brough facility in Cumbria, UK, to mark the beginning of start of production for the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft ordered for the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO). The RAFO’s Group Captain Abdullah Amour al-Kiyumi and members of his […]