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ITEC 2012: Saudi Arabia signs with BAE Systems to re-capitalise aircrew training fleet

23rd May 2012 - 14:16 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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BAE Systems has been awarded a £1.6 billion contract to support the future aircrew training needs of the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).

The deal, which has been agreed between both the Saudi and UK government under the Saudi British Defence Co-operation Programme, includes the supply of training aircraft, flight simulators and other aids to train aircrew.

The most significant component of the deal is the supply of 55 Pilatus PC-21 advanced trainers for the basic training role and 22 of BAE Systems Hawk jet trainers that will fulfil the fast jet training requirement, while 25 examples of an as

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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