17 Nov 2017

BAE Systems sign agreement to support Hawk aircraft in the UAE

BAE Systems has recently penned an agreement with AMMROC to support Hawk aircraft engineering in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) up until 2020.

The UAE agreement renews BAE Systems successful partnership with AMMROC – the Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center. AMMROC is a joint venture organisation owned by Emirates Defence Industries Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Sikorsky – a Lockheed Martin Company.

Within the agreement are provisions for the supply of spares and repairs, along with access to engineering expertise for Hawk Mk61, Mk102 and Mk63 aircraft in the UAE.

Typically, BAE Systems establish a Support Service Hub which provides specialist engineering and support services to Hawk customers. Here, state-of-the-art technology is employed to extract information and data from the global Hawk fleet and improve their performance.

“This agreement builds on the strong partnership we’ve had with AMMROC since 2013 and provides a platform for our continued assistance in support of the current Hawk fleet in the UAE,” said Mike Swales, Hawk International Programme Director here at BAE Systems.

“It will strengthen and enhance the collaborative work between our two organisations in the long-term maintenance of the aircraft. This agreement enables the United Arab Emirates to continue to benefit from our industry-leading expertise in supporting Hawk, as we continue to play a valued role supporting diverse customers around the world.”

Earlier in the week, QinetiQ and MGE launched a joint venture to boost the country’s defence capabilities, which again demonstrates the defence and security opportunities available in the United Arab Emirates.

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