EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES
07 Nov 07. BATTLESPACE Editor Julian Nettlefold will be at the Dubai Air Show. We will be running a Dubai Special issue after the show. Contact: +44 (0) 77689 54766.
31 Oct 07. Red Arrows: Goodwill Tour. The MoD announced (31 Oct 07) that the Red Arrows aerobatic display team was leaving the UK on 4 Nov 07 for a goodwill tour of the Middle and Far East and returning on 18 Dec 07. The team is due to perform its display 18 times in 13 countries, including: Jordan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Malaysia, India and Pakistan. 30 RAF support personnel are travelling with the team, in addition to the nine display pilots.
Comment: Delivery has started of the first of 66 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) for the Indian Air Force. The first batch of 24 aircraft is being built by BAE Systems in Brough, while the remaining 42 are due to be manufactured in Bangalore. The Hawk AJT is also in contention for a follow-on order from the UAE, which is expected to announce a competition winner by the end of 2007. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0743, 06 Nov 07)