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17 FEB 2017
HAL CMD Flies Upgraded Hawk-i

HAL CMD Flies Upgraded Hawk-i
Mr T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL flew the upgraded Hawk named Hawk-i piloted by Wg Cdr Pratyush Awasti on February 17, 2017.

Bengaluru, February 17, 2017:
 
Mr. T. Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL flew in upgraded Hawk-i during the Aero India 2017 here today. Speaking to the newspersons after the flight, he described it as life time experience and said upgrade of Hawk aircraft has been taken up by HAL indigenously and he had a first-hand experience of the upgraded systems. The aircraft was piloted by Wg Cdr Pratyush Awasti.

 

HAL CMD Flies Upgraded Hawk-i
Mr T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL in the cockpit of Hawk-i.

This upgraded aircraft is equipped with indigenous Mission Computer in dual redundant configuration, Embedded Virtual Training System (EVTS), Softnet Radio and Cockpit Human Machine Interface (HMI).
 
He is also scheduled to fly HTT-40 later in the day.