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  • Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Qatar Plans BAE Hawk Trainer Aircraft Procurement

    Qatar’s defense minister Khalid Bin Mohammad Al-Attiyah has said the country’s government looks to purchase nine BAE Systems-built Hawk trainer aircraft units, Dow Jones Newswires reported Wednesday. The report noted Qatar had planned to buy only six Hawk jet trainers. BAE closed on a potential $6.7 billion contract last month to supply 24 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets to Qatar's air force beginning […] More

  • BAE Hands Over Updated Hawk Trainer Aircraft to Australian Air Force - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Hands Over Updated Hawk Trainer Aircraft to Australian Air Force

    The Australian air force has flown the first upgraded BAE Systems-built Hawk trainer aircraft. Updates to the aircraft include the replacement of two synthetic training tools and installation of three CAE-developed mission simulators as well as electronic warfare, simulated radar, traffic collision avoidance system and ground proximity warning equipment, BAE said Wednesday. Upgrade work on Hawk […] More

  • BAE Unveils Cockpit Devt & Military Aircraft Training Facility - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Unveils Cockpit Devt & Military Aircraft Training Facility

    BAE Systems has opened a new cockpit development and training facility designed to integrate gaming technologies with military aircraft simulators and Formula One engineering. The company said Thursday it worked with Williams Advanced Engineering to build the $2.9 million Training and Simulation Integration Facility at Warton village in Lancashire, England. TSIF is designed to provide simulation support for various aircraft types […] More

  • BAE Unveils Oman's 1st Typhoon Fighter, Hawk Trainer Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Unveils Oman’s 1st Typhoon Fighter, Hawk Trainer Aircraft

    BAE Systems has formally presented a Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft and a Hawk jet trainer built for Oman’s air force during a ceremony held at the company’s facility in Warton, England. The company said Monday it showcased both aircraft platforms to more than 100 delegates that included Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidi, defense minister of Oman, and Mattar Ali bin […] More

  • BAE Updates Flight Simulator for F-35 Pilots; Peter Wilson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Updates Flight Simulator for F-35 Pilots; Peter Wilson Comments

    BAE Systems has refurbished a flight engineering simulator to help F-35 pilots prepare for flight trials on a new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier of the U.K. armed forces. The company said Wednesday it updated the simulator previously used for the Harrier jump-jet and Hawk jet trainer in an effort to help British airmen train for flights to and from the U.K. aircraft carrier […] More

  • BAE Unveils Aerospace Training Facility in UK; Chris Boardman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Unveils Aerospace Training Facility in UK; Chris Boardman Comments

    BAE Systems has launched a new facility in Lancashire, England, that seeks to provide aerospace training and skills development support to the company's employees and apprentices. The company's Academy for Skills & Knowledge will also provide training support to the north west England's engineering and manufacturing industry and serve as an education facility for school […] More

  • BAE Systems Taps AMI Metals for Aluminum Plates on F-35, Hawk, Typhoon - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE Systems Taps AMI Metals for Aluminum Plates on F-35, Hawk, Typhoon

    Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. subsidiary AMI Metals has received $100 million in aluminum plate orders from BAE Systems for use in the F-35 joint strike fighter, Hawk and Typhoon programs. AMI Metals will supply cut-to-size and cut-to-shape products to BAE Systems under the five-year contract, Reliance Steel & Aluminum said Tuesday. “After completing a […] More

  • Rolls-Royce Joins BAE-Led Team for AF Trainer Jet Competition; Tom Hartmann Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rolls-Royce Joins BAE-Led Team for AF Trainer Jet Competition; Tom Hartmann Comments

    BAE Systems has selected Rolls-Royce to be part of an industry team that will pursue an Air Force contract for a new trainer aircraft. The Hawk Advanced Jet Training System team also includes Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications, BAE said Thursday. Robert Wood, BAE vice president of the Hawk AJTS program, said Rolls-Royce will work to […] More

  • BAE, HAL Could Expand Aerospace Partnership; Dick Olver Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BAE, HAL Could Expand Aerospace Partnership; Dick Olver Comments

    BAE Systems is in talks with India-based aerospace company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd to further their partnership and create new aerospace projects for its clients worldwide, the Indo-Asian News Service reports. The news agency reports BAE executives met with HAL Chairman R.K. Tyagi in Bangalore last week to explore new areas of collaboration such as performance-based […] More

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