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Australia begins quest for a new trainer jet

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

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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

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

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