HAL unveils first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132 aircraft

The aircraft would be displayed in Aero-India 2017 show at Bengaluru

GN Bureau | February 3, 2017


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Hindustan aeronautics limited (HAL), a Navranta PSU has rolled out the first indigenously upgraded Hawk Mk132 aircraft, named as Hawk-i on the eve of Republic Day celebrations.
 
“This is the 100th Hawk aircraft produced at HAL, having the ‘Make in India’ mark. HAL had conceived a programme for indigenous upgradation of the Hawk Mk132 for achieving self-reliance and has successfully accomplished it,” HAL, chairman and managing director T Suvarna Raju said.
 
The aircraft would be displayed in the upcoming Aero-India 2017 at Bengaluru to be held from 14-18 February.
 
The upgrade of Hawk aircraft was taken up at HAL to so as to be independent in matters such as integration of new sub-systems or modifications, obsolescence management of avionics systems and to enhance the aircraft operational and training capabilities. HAL has rolled out its own aircraft with the upgrade features in a record time, a press release stated.
 
In the Hawk upgradation programme, imported mission computer and data transfer units have been substituted with HAL designed and developed systems. The HAWK-i technology renders secured voice communication and data link capability by integration of Softnet Radio and pilots can configure and select cockpit human machine interface (HMI) for different aircraft platforms.
 
 
 
 
 

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