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Hawk to fly during Dubai Airshow

Dubai , November 7, 2007

BAE Systems, one of the world's leading defence companies, will be consolidating its participation at the 10th Dubai Airshow with a purpose-built 810 sq m pavilion.

The Red Arrows, the Royal Air Force's world famous aerobatics team, will also be flying their BAE System's Hawk aircraft daily at the event to be held from November 11 to 15, 2007.

Created especially for BAE's presence at the airshow, the stand will feature an upgraded Hawk Jet Trainer experience and a Typhoon simulator, under the theme of 'Real Partnership, Real Advantage', said an official spokesman.

Further reflecting BAE's dedication to innovation and technology, for the first time at the airshow a 13 metre by 2.5 metre LCD screen will provide a dramatic visual backdrop on the BAE stand.

This state-of-the-art screen is large enough to be seen from 10 kilometres away and will portray dynamic video footage of BAE Systems' capabilities.

'We are now the third largest defence company in the world, and we view the Dubai Airshow as an increasingly important strategic platform for showcasing the length and breadth of our capabilities to key regional industry representatives,' said regional managing director Middle East, BAE Systems, Simon Keith.

'We are renowned globally for the development, delivery and support of advanced defence systems in air, land and sea domains. Our customers in the Middle East demand the best. They are highly sophisticated and professional - and it's our challenge to continue to meet and exceed their expectations,' he added.

The upgraded Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) experience demonstrates the latest version of the world's most successful advanced jet trainer, with over 900 aircraft in operation or on order with 19 countries worldwide.

At the centre of an integrated training system, the Hawk AJT features the very latest in advanced simulation for radar, weapons and defensive aids training and is producing highly trained pilots that will go on to fly the Typhoon, F-16, F-25 and SU-30.

The Typhoon simulator, the centre piece of the BAE Systems stand, gives visitors the opportunity to experience the capabilities of the Typhoon - the latest generation of frontline jet aircraft.

The swing role Typhoon is in service with five nations and in September 2007 the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom agreed the purchase of 72 Typhoon for the Royal Saudi Air Force.

The third major attraction on the BAE Systems stand concentrates on unmanned air vehicle and autonomous technologies as demonstrated by the Herti unmanned vehicle that makes its debut in the Middle East.

The Red Arrows will be performing a breathtaking display with their nine BAE Systems Hawk aircraft during the Dubai Airshow 2007, and will also be touring the Middle East with free-to-watch displays in Qatar, Oman and Abu Dhabi throughout November and December.Trade Arabia News Service




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