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DT Video: Inside the BAE Hawk T2

by John Reed on June 29, 2011

Here’s one more video tour of an aircraft on display at last week’s Paris Air Show. It’s the RAF’s newest jet trainer, the BAE Hawk T2.

In addition to the new Rolls-Royce Adour 951 engine and other upgrades listed in the video, the jet has recofigurable digital cockpit displays, meaning they can be programmed to replicate, to some extent, the cockpit displays of Britain’s most modern fighter, the Eurofighter Typhoon. Such technology is key for jet trainers today because it allows one aircraft to potentially mimick the interiors of several front line fighters, making it extremely flexible as a trainer.

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blight June 30, 2011 at 12:10 am

Is BAE "Made in USA"? Or are we going to license it with some American company who has to replace half the parts with Made in the USA, tripling its cost?

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blight June 30, 2011 at 9:46 am

I'm betting BAE thinks of itself as an American defense company, especially after so many acquisitions here in the states. Only politics will tell…

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