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BAE delivers first Hawk trainers to Oman

3rd August 2017 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems has delivered the first Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers to the Royal Air Force of Oman, the company announced on 31 July.

The two Mark 166 aircraft arrived at Masirah Air Base on 29 July.

Oman is set to receive a total of eight Hawk aircraft under an order placed in December 2012. The fleet will be used to train pilots for the air force's fast jet fleet, which now includes the Eurofighter Typhoon.

The Hawk AJT prepares pilots for combat operations. Airborne simulation includes sensors, weapons, radar, defensive aids and countermeasures, with sorties including realistic air-to-ground scenarios able to be programmed into Hawk’s on-board computers prior to take-off or in real time. By providing real time in-flight results of exercises, missions can be re-programmed while student pilots are in the air.

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