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24 May 2012

BAE Systems Supplying Trainers to the Royal Saudi Air Force

BAE Systems has won a £1.6 billion contract to supply 55 Pilatus PC-21 aircraft and 22 HAWK advanced jet trainer aircraft, as well as spares and technical support, to the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF).

Guy Griffiths, BAE's Group MD International, said: "We have a long history in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and, working with Pilatus, we will provide the RSAF with the best training platforms to meet their requirements. Through the HAWK advanced jet trainer, the trainee fast jet pilots will have access to the very latest in advanced simulation for radar, weapons and defensive aids training to enable a smooth transition to frontline aircraft, including TYPHOON."

Deliveries of the Pilatus PC-21, manufactured in Switzerland, will start in 2014. The UK-built HAWK aircraft will be delivered from 2016.

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