A BAe Systems Hawk in Indian armed forces livery (Image © BAE Systems)

Indian Navy received first Hawk Mk 132

A BAe Systems Hawk in Indian armed forces livery (Image © BAE Systems)
A BAe Systems Hawk in Indian armed forces livery (Image © BAE Systems)

The Indian Navy received its first of 17 ordered BAE Systems Hawk Mk 132 on September 23, 2013. Therby India has become the third naval operator of the advanced training aircraft, after the Fleet Air Arm of the British Royal Navy and the US Navy with its own derivative McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) T-45 Goshawk. The Indian Air Force also has 40 of the new Hawks on order with the British manufacturer. The Indian Hawks are assembled in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Source: BAE Systems