UK Min­is­ter for De­fence Pro­cure­ment shows sup­port to Indo-UK Ad­vanced Hawk

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Dur­ing her visit to Aero In­dia 2017, Har­ri­ett Bald­win MP, UK Min­is­ter for De­fence Pro­cure­ment, met BAE Sys­tems and Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Lim­ited (HAL) and was given a demon­stra­tion of the part­ner­ship’s lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion, the Ad­vanced Hawk fast jet trainer.

Af­ter see­ing at first-hand the ca­pa­bil­i­ties the Ad­vanced Hawk of­fers, the Min­is­ter said: “The UK and In­dia have so much to of­fer one an­other in de­fence and I’m de­lighted to be at Aero In­dia to build this close re­la­tion­ship.”

She added: “The joint de­vel­op­ment of the Ad­vanced Hawk by BAE Sys­tems and Hin­dus­tan Aero­nau­tics Lim­ited is an out­stand­ing ex­am­ple of what our de­fence in­dus­tries can achieve to­gether. In­dian com­pa­nies like HAL have been build­ing UKde­signed air­craft for over 40 years, so we are build­ing on a strong foun­da­tion.”

Alan Gar­wood, Group Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Di­rec­tor, BAE Sys­tems, added: “The Ad­vanced Hawk is an­other demon­stra­tion of our com­mit­ment to ‘Make in In­dia’ and presents a unique op­por­tu­nity to build on our track record of col­lab­o­ra­tion with HAL and In­dian in­dus­try in de­vel­op­ing tech­nolo­gies and ca­pa­bil­i­ties. Ad­vanced Hawk is a great ex­am­ple of ‘Make in In­dia’, for In­dia and ex­port from In­dia.”

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