To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

Australia begins quest for a new trainer jet

17th June 2020 - 00:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Australia has issued an RfI for a future lead-in fighter training system (LIFTS), in a requirement called Project Air 6002 Phase 1. This formally begins the search for a replacement for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Hawk 127 trainer jet fleet.

The RAAF is seeking a future solution that provides a ‘relevant, adaptable affordable and safe LIFTS out to 2050’ for training pilots and weapon systems officers.

The preamble in the AusTender description issued on 2 June stated: ‘The Hawk 127 – along with its full mission simulators and support systems – is key to this capability in that

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

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

Read full bio

Share to