The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Indian state owned aerospace defence company, it has completed its first upgraded of a Hawk Mk132 advanced trainer aircraft, swapping imported mission computer and data transfer units with own equipment.
The Hawk Mk13 is an advanced trainer aircraft manufactured in India under license from BAE Systems.
“This is the 100th Hawk aircraft produced at HAL and we are proud that it has Make in India mark. HAL had conceived a programme for indigenous upgrade of the Hawk Mk132 for achieving self-reliance and has successfully accomplished it”, said Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL in a press release.
This aircraft would be on the flying display in the forthcoming Aero-India 2017 at Bengaluru, he added.