India Signs £700m Hawk Deal

29 July 2010 (Last Updated July 29th, 2010 18:30)

India has signed a £700m ($1.1bn) deal for 57 Hawk advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft during UK Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to the country. BAE Systems will receive £500m ($779m) and Rolls-Royce will get the remaining £200m ($311m) for the Hawk deal. Under the contract

India has signed a £700m ($1.1bn) deal for 57 Hawk advanced jet trainer (AJT) aircraft during UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s visit to the country.

BAE Systems will receive £500m ($779m) and Rolls-Royce will get the remaining £200m ($311m) for the Hawk deal.

Under the contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), BAE will supply products and services for the development of 40 Hawk AJT for the Indian Air Force and 17 for the Indian Navy.

BAE will provide the specialist engineering services, raw materials and equipment necessary for airframe production and the support package during the manufacture of Hawk AJTs at HAL’s facilities in Bangalore.

Rolls-Royce will provide its mk871 variant of the Adour engine to power the 57 Hawk AJT.

The Hawk AJT solution will enable the air force and navy to provide front line pilots for most modern fighter aircraft such as the Eurofighter Typhoon or Sukhoi SU-30.