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IAF to Buy 20 Hawks Under Rs 1,500 Crore Deal
The Indian Air Force will induct 20 more Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft under a deal worth over Rs 1,500 crore with BAE Systems for its aerobatic team Surya Kiran. "BAE Systems has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for a potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft. The aircraft, to be built by HAL in Bangalore, will fulfill the Indian Air Force’s requirement for its prestigious aerobatic team," BAE Systems said. The HAL licence produces British-origin aircraft for the IAF at its facilities in Bangalore. With this order, the number of Hawks on order by the IAF would be 143.
HAL Issues Tender to BAE Systems for 20 more Hawk Planes
India's Defence public sector undertaking Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has issued a tender to British aerospace major BAE Systems for a potential order for supplying products and services for building an additional 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers (AJTs). These 20 of these AJTs will go to the Indian Air Force's (IAF) Surya Kiran aerobatics team that was recently temporarily disbanded after its Kiran MkII planes were diverted towards rookie pilots training. The AJTs will replace the fleet of indigenous, HAL-built Kiran MkII of Surya Kiran when they are finally supplied by 2015. The 20-plane order, expected to be worth over $500 million, is the third Hawk order placed by India on BAE Systems in the last eight years.
Defence Ministry and IAF Reveal Shortcomings in the Air Force to Parliament Standing Committee
The Indian Defence Ministry as well as the top brass of the IAF has made a presentation in the Parliament which echoes the dismal state of the air force in the country. The Parliamentary Standing Committee has been informed that IAF has a severe shortage of trainer aircraft, simulators, fighter squadrons as well as airfields. The IAF has stated that too many planes are being phased-out while new inductions have been few and far between.
Indian Defence Spending Amounts to Over $ 98.35 Billion in the Past Decade
Indian Defence Minister A.K.Antony has announced in the Parliament that India has spent over $ 98.35 billion on procurement of defence equipment in the last ten years. Defence Minister stated that this defence expenditure consists of equipment for the Indian Armed Forces from local and foreign firms. This defence expenditure was incurred during 2001-02 till 2010-11. Defence Minister indicated that the upgradation of the Indian Armed Forces has been the key force behind the defence expenditure.
Hal Bags Orders to the Tune of $ 18.61 Billion in the Current Year
The state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has revealed that its order-book position in the current financial year has been very healthy since around $ 18.61 billion worth of orders have already been received. In its annual report, HAL indicated that the orders include Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) as well as other aircraft and aerospace products. In its annual report, HAL’s healthy order-book consists of deals for new aircraft and choppers including Sukhoi-30 MKI, Hawk, Dornier, LCA, Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) and Chetak helicopters.
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