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BAE Systems wins Australian Hawk modernization deal



John Gravat

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to continue supporting 33 primary fighters of the Royal Australian Air Force Hawk Mk 127 (pictured). (BAE Systems)

BAE Systems Australia has signed a contract for A $ 1.5 billion ($ 1 billion) to maintain the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hawk Mk 127 original fighter fleet.

The contract will run for 10 years, continuing to support the BAE Systems platform it created for the RAAF and has been supplied since the early 2000s.

“The contract will … gradually update the characteristics of rapid-fire combat training aircraft by 2032,” the Canberra Department of Defense said.

The agreement covers the provision of maintenance and supply chain services, Hawk software and hardware upgrades, and technical support. BAE Systems Australia said the program would also be “a foundation for the progressive upgrade of mission systems”.

In addition, the contract promotes the integration into the RAAF aircraft of the Rolls-Royce Mk 951 Adour engine from 2025, combining the platform with the T2 Hawk aircraft of the Royal Air Force.



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