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Aero India 2017: Twin Hawks grow longer talons

16th February 2017 - 15:42 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangalore


Aero India 2017, Bangalore's biennial aerospace show, experienced a convergence of two Hawk flight paths from 14-18 February when both the Advanced Hawk and Hawk i were exhibited.

BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) displayed their joint Advanced Hawk on the ground, while HAL also demonstrated its blue-coloured Hawk i in the air.

The Advanced Hawk was making its international debut, with two prototypes currently in existence. Bedecked in Union Jack nose markings and Indian livery on the wings, the advanced jet trainer is the recent fruit of British-Indian cooperation.

'It takes the best features from Hawks around the

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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