BAE Systems has begun manufacturing the first parts for Hawk jet trainers destined for the Royal Air Force of Oman. The company announced on June 4 that machining of the first parts had begun at its Brough site in Yorkshire, U.K., where detailed manufacturing of Hawk components and subassembly work is carried out. Further work and final assembly takes place later at BAE Systems facilities at Samlesbury and Warton. The first Omani Hawk aircraft is due to fly in 2016. The company says that the ...


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