The Hawk was selected for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program because of its similarities to frontline fighter aircraft. Student pilots graduate from the Harvard II to this highly advanced jet trainer.
A BAE Systems Hawk jet trainer flown by Britain's Royal Air Force. Photo by Adrian Pingstone. Additional pylons for BAE Systems' Hawk advanced jet aircraft trainer are to be manufactured in Malaysia by SME Aerospace.
Pre-delivery testing of the first of 44 BAE Systems Hawk Mk165 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) for Saudi Arabia. Delivery is scheduled in future weeks. Saudi Arabia has ordered two lots of BAe Hawk MK165 AJTs, The first lot covers 22 Hawks followed by a second order for 22 aircraft. The Hawk MK165s are equipped with a digital cockpit very close to those fitted to Airbus Eurofighter "Typhoon II" and Boeing F-15S "Eagle".