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ADECS 2018: RAAF training commences on upgraded Hawk Mk 127 fleet

26th January 2018 - 00:08 GMT | by Trevor Nash in RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia


With 20 of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) BAE Systems Hawk Mk 127 fleet of 33 aircraft now converted to Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Programme (LIFCAP) standards, training on the upgraded aircraft has started at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales.

The Project Air 5438 LIFCAP has seen the aircraft undergo a major avionics upgrade and the deployment of three Full Mission Simulators (FMS), two at Williamtown and a third to RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

Based at Pearce, 79 Squadron conducts conversion training onto the Hawk after students have completed their advanced training on the Pilatus PC-9 ...

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