BAE Systems has extended a teaming agreement with Elbit Systems to produce airborne simulation capabilities for the Indian Air Force Hawk Mark 132 advanced jet trainer aircraft, according to the Hindu Business Line.
The agreement was originally signed in 2009 and was extended in response to a formal request from the IAF.
The aircraft is designed to train pilots to fly aircraft, including the Eurofighter Typhoon and Lockheed Martin F-35 joint strike fighter.
Under the agreement, BAE and Elbit will integrate synthetic radar, electronic warfare, countermeasures and weapons into the Hawk Mark 132 mission system architecture to help improve the IAF pilot training system.
The extended agreement is expected to meet the IAF“™s virtual training system requirement and includes enhanced fast jet training on the Hawk aircraft.
The Hawk will be manufactured at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited“™s facility in Bangalore.