With a notional delivery date beginning in 2012, India will need to quickly evaluate responses to its surprise request for information on a further batch of advanced jet trainers (AJTs). The Defense Ministry has been negotiating with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for a further 57 BAE Systems Hawk Mk 132 aircraft in addition to the 66 already on order. HAL, however, is struggling to keep to the schedule for the in-country final assembly of aircraft, and there are also suggestions that the ...

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