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IAF Objects to Advanced Hawk Aircraft

HAL and  BAE Systems has unveiled the Advanced Hawk the  development aircraft ZJ100  was  on display at HAL’s stand in Aero India and there is also a simulator displaying the aircraft’s new capabilities. HAL maintains that the Hawk-i could reduce training demands on more expensive frontline Indian air force aircraft such as the Dassault Rafale and Sukhoi Su30MKI. Understood IAFhas decided not to make an acquisition request for theBAE advanced hawk trainer aircraft with Rolls Royace Engine, as allegedly Rolls-Royce bribed officials of HAL between 2005 and 2009 to secure orders for engines to power the British Hawk 132 advanced jet trainers meant for the Indian Air Force.

Source:http://www.defensenews.com/articles/indian-air-force-rejects-british-advanced-hawk-aircraft

 

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