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BAE Systems flies Advanced Hawk aircraft

12th June 2017 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems has successfully completed the first flight of its Advanced Hawk concept demonstrator aircraft at its facility in Warton, Lancashire, the company announced on 7 June.

The aircraft is a concept of a future variant of BAE Systems' Hawk trainer aircraft to meet next generation requirements.

With an upgraded cockpit, the aircraft is equipped with BAE Systems’ LiteHUD low-profile head-up display and a new large area display that introduces a new student/pilot training experience. The trainer aircraft also has increased stores capability, a new set of defensive aids and new flight systems.

The Advanced Hawk also features a redesigned wing that increases performance in areas such as turn rates, angles of attack and both take-off and landing.

BAE Systems is proposing that many of these new features could be achievable as upgrades to the Hawk.

The aircraft will now undergo a series of flights to gather test data on the new key capability enhancements.

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