Indian Navy’s first advance jet trainer aircraft inducted at ENC

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    Indian Navy’s first advance jet trainer aircraft inducted at ENC | TOI

    Nov 7, 2013, 07.41 AM IST

    MUMBAI: The Indian Navy inducted the Hawk 132, a fourth generation Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft, on November 6 at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Air Station INS Dega.

    Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, who was the chief guest at the event, inducted the aircraft in the presence of Vice Admiral Anil Chopra PVSM AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.

    The ceremony was attended by various Flag Officers and senior officers of the Navy, as well as senior management from HAL and representatives of M/s British Aerospace (BAe) and Rolls Royce. The aircraft is licensed to be built by HAL, Bengaluru with Transfer of Technology (ToT) from M/s British Aerospace (BAe), UK.

    Four aircraft have been delivered to the Navy, marking the beginning of seventeen such fighter trainers to be acquired over the next few years. The Hawk 132 is equipped with advanced and reliable navigation systems and the capability to deploy an impressive array of weaponry including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground rockets, bombs and guns.

    It can also carry two extra fuel tanks under the wing, which extend its considerable strike range further. The HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick) system on the control column and throttle allows the pilot to make weapon selections without moving his hands from the controls. The Hawk 132 is a proven aircraft operating with over 24 nations around the world. The Indian Air Force is also operating these aircraft for training of their pilots.

    The induction of this highly capable aircraft will provide the much needed fillip to the training of combat pilots in the Navy by bridging the gap between basic flying training and advanced fighter flying. The Hawk will provide the ab initio naval pilots with an ideal platform to hone their skills before they graduate to flying high performance aircraft and carrier based fighter jets, thereby making them available operationally in a shorter span of time.

    The induction heralds a new beginning for INS Dega as well, since jet aircraft would be based here for the first time. Whilst an array of maritime reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters operate from this premier Naval Air Station on the Eastern seaboard, this will be the first time that a fighter squadron will be based here, leading to a quantum jump in its operational versatility.

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    CBI should check kickbacks in this deal.:taunt1::taunt1::taunt1::lol::lol:
     
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    Defence News - 8 cool facts about Indian Navy's advanced jet trainer 'Hawk 132'

    Sunday, November 10, 2013 By : Defence News

    Indian Navy has inducted the fourth generation advanced jet trainer aircraft 'Hawk 132', which has led to a jump in the operational versatility. Read more to find out more about these latest advanced jet trainers:

    1) Advanced and reliable navigation systems ::
    'Hawk 132' is equipped with advanced and reliable navigation systems and has the capability to deploy an impressive array of weaponry including air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground rockets, bombs and guns.

    2) Extra fuel tanks ::
    It can also carry two extra fuel tanks under the wing, which extends its considerable strike range.

    3) Hands on Throttle and Stick system ::
    The HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick) system on the control column and throttle allows the pilot to make weapon selections without moving his hands from the controls.

    4) Operating with over 24 nations ::
    According to Indian Navy, the 'Hawk 132' is a proven aircraft operating with over 24 nations around the world.
    The Indian Air Force is also operating these aircraft for training of their pilots.

    5) Built by HAL ::
    'Hawk 132' was inducted into the Navy at a ceremony held at the Naval Air Station INS Dega at Visakhapatnam.
    The aircraft was built by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with Transfer of Technology from M/s British Aerospace, UK.

    6) Four aircraft delivered ::
    Four aircraft have been delivered to the Navy, marking the beginning of seventeen such fighter trainers to be acquired over the next few years.

    7) Fillip to training of combat pilots ::
    The induction of this highly capable aircraft will provide the much needed fillip to the training of combat pilots in the Navy by bridging the gap between basic flying training and advanced fighter flying.

    8) 'Ideal platform to hone skills' ::
    "The Hawk will provide ab initio naval pilots with an ideal platform to hone their skills before they graduate to flying high performance aircraft and carrier based fighter jets, thereby making them available operationally in a shorter span of time," the Navy said.
     
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    Man,I just hate "facts" like these man,that goes around everytime India does something. These are all obvious and known,I mean,it may work with others,but not with us,the online defence folks:D
     
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    Thats true ;)
     
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    Can this aircraft make Carrier landing??
     
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    No,not in its current design. However,the modified version of Hawk,the U.S. made T-45 Goshavak serves as the main trainer in U.S. navy and is carrier capable.
     
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    T-45 Goshavak need catapult for Carrier Takeoff..
     
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    Yes ofcourse. That was obvious when I said "US" and "carrier capable"
     
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