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Lord Jim
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Re: BAE Hawk

Postby Lord Jim » 20 Feb 2021, 13:22

Has anyone else heard anything else about this programme? Could the RAF be looking to replace its Hawks at the end of the decade? Far more questions than answers.

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Re: BAE Hawk

Postby SW1 » 20 Feb 2021, 14:39

Lord Jim wrote:Has anyone else heard anything else about this programme? Could the RAF be looking to replace its Hawks at the end of the decade? Far more questions than answers.


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TheLoneRanger
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Re: BAE Hawk

Postby TheLoneRanger » 21 Feb 2021, 10:22

Lord Jim wrote:Has anyone else heard anything else about this programme? Could the RAF be looking to replace its Hawks at the end of the decade? Far more questions than answers.


The Hawk is an old design, everything that could have been done with that platform, has been done. Anyone who wants a Hawk, has a Hawk right now.

It would be useful to see RAF seed this project to see if it has any legs as a design concept. If so, then there is the potential this could be the basis of future overseas trainer sales, in addition to serving in the RAF. There is some financial risk, but the rewards are worth it.

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Re: BAE Hawk

Postby RichardIC » 21 Feb 2021, 11:18

TheLoneRanger wrote:It would be useful to see RAF seed this project to see if it has any legs as a design concept. If so, then there is the potential this could be the basis of future overseas trainer sales, in addition to serving in the RAF. There is some financial risk, but the rewards are worth it.




It has seeded it. With about just enough to buy a two-bedroom terrace around where I live.


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