SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has been using the company-owned Hawk-i, an upgraded aircraft based on the baseline Hawk Mk132 to develop new sub-systems for modifications and obsolescence management of avionics systems as part of the Hawk upgradation program, which will be the source of many of the technologies that will find its way into the upcoming HLFT-42 aircraft.
HLFT-42 will be getting many of the systems like indigenous Mission Computers, Embedded Virtual Training Systems (EVTS), Softnet Radio, cockpit Human Machine Interface (HMI), and Digital Map Generation (DMG) from the Hawk-i Program.
Hawk-i Program also was to turn Hawk Mk132 AJTs into Light combat aircraft and over the year, Hawk-i has been tested with ASRAAM CCM and SAAW missile systems that will likely also be integrated into the HLFT-42 program.
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