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Core Tip: Hawk Trainer Jet The Hawk family of aircraft, manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS, has been made famous by the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Since entering service with the Royal Air Force in 1976, over 800 Hawk aircraft have been deli

Hawk Trainer Jet

The Hawk family of aircraft, manufactured by BAE SYSTEMS, has been made famous by the Red Arrows Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Since entering service with the Royal Air Force in 1976, over 800 Hawk aircraft have been delivered and it has been exported to Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Finland, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Switzerland, USA and Zimbabwe.

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UK Hawk Trainer Jet

A derivative of the Hawk 100, the Mk 127/128 LIFT lead-in fighter is in service with the Royal Australian Air Force and the Canadian Air Force and has been ordered by South Africa, Bahrain and the UK. 21 Hawk 115 aircraft have been ordered for NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC), the first of which was delivered in July 2000.

In March 2004, the Indian Air Force signed a contract for the purchase of 66 Hawk 115 aircraft. The first 24 will be built by BAE in the UK and the remaining 42 will be built under license by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in India.

The Hawk has been developed in four configurations: the Hawk 50 series including the Goshawk T-45 for the US Navy; Hawk 60 series current production trainer aircraft; Hawk 100 advanced two-seat weapon systems trainer with ground attack capability; and Hawk 200 single-seat, multi-role combat aircraft

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

The Hawk 60, powered by an Ardour Mk.861 turbofan engine, provides air combat manoeuvring and weapon conversion training. It is highly spin-resistant, requiring full rudder to initiate and maintain a spin and recovering in one turn after centralising the flying controls. Stall characteristics are predictable and progressive.

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

The BAe Hawk 65 is in use with the Royal Saudi Air Force. This aircraft features an uprated Adour Mk 861 engine rated at 5,700 lbst and a greatly modified wing with additional fences and 5 underwing weapons stations.

Sphaera's aviation training solutions are designed by people with years of Hawk export version experience that includes:

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

Hands-on maintenance
Conducting on-the-job training (OJT)
Classroom instruction
Design of interactive training courseware for aircrew and groundcrew

Aviation Training Software

BAe Hawk T.Mk 1A

BAe Hawk 100 and 200

BAe Hawk 128 AJT

A web based training (WBT) demonstration is currently under development featuring interactive system diagrams and emulated control panels from the Hawk Mk 65 weapons system.

Click on any of the links below for some examples:

Hawk Mk 65 Weapons Control Panel Demo
This demonstration features a fully functional weapons control panel. Using this demonstration, you can learn about the controls and then practise any associated flight management procedures such as checking the stores inventory or setting-up release parameters.

Hawk Mk 65 Armament Electrical Supplies Demo
This demonstration features an interactive system diagram of the armament electrical supplies. Using this demonstration, you can learn about each of the electrical components as the circuit is built up using a series of easy to understand steps. Then, when the circuit is complete, you can set up the system conditions and view the operation under those conditions.

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

Low-speed handling provides the student pilot with minimal trim changes when the flaps and gear are retracted or extended. Crosswinds of up to 30 knots can be accommodated on aircraft take-off or landing with or without stores. The aircraft maintains positive control in all flight manoeuvres up to Mach 1.2.

HAWK 100

Hawk 100 is an advanced two-seat weapons systems trainer with enhanced ground attack capability. The aircraft provides fighter lead-in training and navigator and weapons systems operator training.

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

The nose of the Hawk 100 is re-profiled to accommodate additional sensors and avionics systems, including a forward-looking infrared (FLIR). The aircraft has seven hardpoints on the wings for weapon payloads. Short-range air-to-air missiles can be mounted on the wingtip missile launchers.

HAWK 200

The Hawk 200 is a single-seat, lightweight multi-role combat aircraft for air defence and ground attack missions. On air defence missions, the Hawk 200 can attain two hours on patrol 100nm from base when fitted with underwing fuel tanks. In a close air support role, the Hawk 200 has a radius of action of over 100nm.

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

For the interdiction role, Hawk 200 can deliver 2,000lb of ordnance at a range of nearly 300nm when fitted with external fuel tanks. The range can be extended by air-to-air refueling.


The Hawk 200 has eleven external store points with four underwing pylons, an under-fuselage pylon, and wingtip air-to-air missile stations. The range of external stores includes air-to-air missiles, a gunpod, rocket launchers, reconnaissance pod, retarded and free-fall bombs up to 1,000lb, runway cratering, anti-personnel and light armour bombs, cluster bombs, practice bomb and rocket carriers and external fuel tanks.

The electronic warfare systems include a radar warning receiver and automatic or manually operated chaff and flare dispensers.


The Hawk 200 is equipped with a Northrop Grumman APG-66H multi-mode radar, LINS 300 ring laser gyroscope inertial navigation system, air data sensor, display processor and mission computer. The systems are interconnected by dual redundant digital bus. The radar has ten air-to-surface and ten air-to-ground modes for navigation fixing and weapon aiming.


The pilot has a Hands On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS) control system and a wide-field-of-view Head Up Display (HUD). The pilot can select the weapons and release mode prior to initiating an attack by using the weapon control panel, which controls the stores management system.

The cockpit has a colour display, with a dedicated processor and 15-colour graphics symbology generator. 27 display formats provide flight and aircraft data.


The Hawk 200 is powered by an Adour 871 twin-spool, low bypass ratio turbofan engine from Rolls-Royce. The flexible fuel tanks are installed in the fuselage and compartmented integral tanks are located in the wings. External tanks can also be carried on the inboard underwing pylons.

The BAe Hawk 209 is a single-seat, lightweight fighter and ground attack aircraft. The single-seat layout has allowed space within the nose for the installation of a radar system with air-to-air and air-to-ground modes.

The BAe Hawk 127 LIF is in use in with the Royal Australian Air Force as a lead-in fighter. The aircraft features an advanced cockpit layout based on the F-18 with HOTAS (hands on throttle and stick) controls and 3 MFDs (multi function displays).

US Navy T-45

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

UK Hawk Trainer Jet

The Hawk 128 is an advanced version of the standard Hawk T1 trainer used by the RAF for fast-jet pilot training at RAF Valley. An order for up to 44 aircraft was placed in July 2003. The aircraft is due to enter service in 2008 when it will replace the existing Hawks of Nos 19 and 208 (Reserve) Squadrons at Valley training pilots for Harrier, Tornado, Typhoon and, later, the Joint Strike Fighter.

Externally similar to the older aircraft, the 128 features a number of major changes under the skin. Gone are the cockpit dials and switches of the T1. In their place are three, full colour, multi-function displays similar to those used by modern fighters such as Typhoon. These can be used to display navigation, weapon and systems information. The cockpit also has new lighting fully compatible with the use of night-vision goggles for night operations. The aircraft's head-up display (HUD) has also been updated to use symbols and data used in more current combat aircraft. Other changes include 'Hands-On-Throttle-And-Stick' (HOTAS) controls which are fully representative of front line combat aircraft types, an Enhanced Stores Management System (SMS) enabling the aircraft to carry a full range of weaponry, from practice munitions to the latest 'smart' weapons and a new GPS-based navigation and weapon-aiming sytem for improved accuracy.

Outside of the cockpit, the Hawk has been fitted with an updated engine - Rolls Royce/Turbomeca Adour 951 turbofan - of 6,500lb thrust (some 25% higher than that of the T1) with full digital control systems.

A variety of training munitions and live weapons including Sidewinder air-to-air missiles and the Paveway family of guided bombs. Slightly-swept wings set at the bottom of the fuselage. Top line of the fuselage curves up from the long, thin nose to incorporate a large, clear cockpit canopy then slopes down to the jetpipe, giving a humped appearance. Engine is internally housed with small circular intakes on the lower sides of the fuselage, forward and above the wing roots. Slightly-swept vertical and horizontal tail surfaces. The dolphin-nose houses the new radar and weapon systems not installed on the Hawk T1.

Aircraft Dimensions:
Length: 40 ft 9 in (12.42 m)
Wingspan: 32 ft 7 in (9.39 m)
Height: 13 ft (3.98 m)

Aircraft Weights:
Empty: 9,700 lb (4,400 kg)
Max T/O: 20,061 lb (9,100 kg)

Aircraft Performance:
Max Speed: 622 mph (1,001 kmh)
Range: 1,360 nm (2,519 km)
Powerplant: One Rolls-Royce Turbomeca
Adour turbofan
Thrust: 5,485 lb (26 kN)

Aircraft Armament:
Removable 30 mm ADEN cannon pod;
five hardpoints; 6,614 lb (3,000 kg) warload;
AIM-9 Sidewinder AAMs; AGM-65
Maverick; bombs; rockets

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