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BAE Systems awarded UK-Qatar Hawk training squadron support contract

Posted 14 July 2021 · Add Comment

BAE Systems has been awarded a six-year contract to deliver support and training to a new joint UK-Qatar Hawk squadron based at RAF Leeming, UK.

Above: Pilot prepares for flight in cockpit.
Courtesy BAE Systems


BAE Systems will provide Qualified Flying Instructors as part of this contract, delivering both live and synthetic training to Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots.
 
Noel Henderson, Head of Programme – Qatar Hawk, BAE Systems, said: “Working closely alongside the UK Ministry of Defence, we have started to mobilise this service by delivering, installing and commissioning equipment ready for the arrival of the first aircraft.

“We are proud to support the delivery of training expertise to the new joint squadron and we are recruiting and training personnel through our Qatari joint venture partner company BSL, which recently established a UK entity.
“These highly-skilled people will work alongside the QEAF and the RAF as part of the Whole Force team.”
 
BAE Systems delivers availability support and training to a global fleet of more than 650 Hawk aircraft which forms the heart of the training pipeline of many of the world’s leading air forces.


 
 

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