Sunday, October 10, 2010

IAF's Aerobatic Team Surya Kirans to Switch from Kiran MkII Aircraft to 'Hawks' AJT

IAF's formation aerobatic team Surya Kirans have taken the first step to switch from the present Kiran MkII aircraft to the 'Hawks' Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) that the Air Force acquired three years ago. "We have initiated the process of changing to the Hawks and we have alreadytried our hands on these aircraft," a senior Surya Kirans officer said here. "The team will take another couple of years or more to completely shift to the Hawks aircraft," he said.The Kiran MkII or HJT-16, an indigenous twin-seater trainer, will be with the Surya Kirans for another five years before which the Hawks would be inducted into the team.

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