UK-based, global conglomerate, BAE Systems today has signed an agreement with Indonesian firm, Infoglobal to provide the latter with a range of technical and materiel support services in support of their upgrade of the Indonesian Air Force’s (TNI-AU) Hawk Mk 109 aircraft.
The agreement includes overhaul work of key aircraft components and provision of interface data on the existing avionic systems along with a reach back service into the engineering team based in the United Kingdom.
This technology transfer is meant to accelerate the development of the indigenous systems that will form the core of the new Mk 109 systems.
BAE Systems’ Head of International Markets, Mike Swales said: “I hope this agreement provides Infoglobal with the data necessary to develop their avionics suite for the Mk 109 and extends the aircraft life into the next decade.
Swales also said that BAE Systems are looking forward to be working with the Indonesian company on this programmes and other future projects.
BAE Systems are present at Indo Defence, showcasing their technological know-how to the Asian and global delegates. The company’s solutions at the Jakarta show include the Hawk light fighter/ trainer, 57Mk3 naval guns, 3P ammunition and cyber solutions. –shp/bae/aaa (Image: BAE Systems)