During her visit to Aero India 2017, Harriett Baldwin MP, UK Minister for Defence Procurement, met BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and was given a demonstration of the partnership’s latest collaboration, the Advanced Hawk fast jet trainer.
After seeing at first-hand the capabilities the Advanced Hawk offers, the Minister said: “The UK and India have so much to offer one another in defence and I’m delighted to be at Aero India to build this close relationship.”
She added: “The joint development of the Advanced Hawk by BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an outstanding example of what our defence industries can achieve together. Indian companies like HAL have been building UKdesigned aircraft for over 40 years, so we are building on a strong foundation.”
Alan Garwood, Group Business Development Director, BAE Systems, added: “The Advanced Hawk is another demonstration of our commitment to ‘Make in India’ and presents a unique opportunity to build on our track record of collaboration with HAL and Indian industry in developing technologies and capabilities. Advanced Hawk is a great example of ‘Make in India’, for India and export from India.”