BAE Systems has completed an upgrade for Australia’s Hawk trainers that has prepared the aircraft for possibly 21 more years of service. The program has ended on budget, on schedule and on specification, says the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), which uses the aircraft to prepare pilots for fighter, strike and electronic-attack squadrons. BAE handed over the 33rd and last of the upgraded aircraft on March 7, five years after the contract was signed. Although the company has hit its ...

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