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Monday, September 23, 2013

Navy gets first desi-built Hawk

HAL handed over the first home-made Hawk Mk -132 aircraft to Indian Navy at a function here today. Speaking on the occasion, Vice Admiral Chatterjee said Navy has long standing unique partnership with HAL. “We will continue to work shoulder to shoulder for all our current and future programs. Hawk delivered today will have a pride of place in Navy’s fleet. Given the fruitful association with HAL, we will even think of reviving past projects”, he said.
“We built this aircraft in time and this is the first of the five aircraft to be delivered to the Indian Navy. The remaining four will be delivered soon”, said R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. He handed over the related documents to Vice Admiral Pradeep K Chatterjee, AVSM, NM, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff. Tyagi said it is matter of pride that all the training aircraft of the Indian Navy have been supplied by HAL. 
Against the contract for supplying 17 Hawk aircraft, HAL plans to deliver five aircraft in the current fiscal and balance in next three years to Indian Navy. (Edited Release)

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