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RAF BAE Systems Hawk T2

The Hawk T2 is the new Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) for the UK Armed Forces. It will be used by both RAF and Royal Navy pilots for fast-jet aircrew training and will replace the existing Hawk T1 aircraft of No208 (Reserve) Squadron at RAF Valley. It will train aircrew for Tornado, Typhoon and the future Joint Combat Aircraft.

The Hawk T2 has an extended nose for additional avionics and will feature a number of major changes under the skin, making it a virtually new aircraft. Gone are the cockpit dials and switches of the T1. In their place are three, full colour, multi-function displays similar to those used by modern fighters such as Typhoon.

Next year will see the T2 replace the T1 as the RAF's solo Hawk display aircraft.

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