India considers additional 30-unit Hawk buy 24 June, 2016

India’s defence ministry is considering the acquisition of an additional batch of BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainers. New Delhi may buy as many as 30 examples of the Mk132 variant, which would be licence-built by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).

The proposed purchase is in addition to a previously announced need for 20 aircraft to be operated by the air force’s Surya Kiran aerobatic display team. That deal has yet to be concluded, however.


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