ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- BAE Systems is taking its Hawk Advanced Jet Training System on the road in the United States to showcase its capabilities and cost effectiveness.
The Hawk AJTS National Road Show features a demonstration trailer that includes video, simulations and interactive exhibits, including a cockpit simulator, illustrating the unique features of the Hawk AJTS and will be on display at air shows, trade shows and conferences across the country.
It will be unveiled Monday in Washington at the Air Force Association's 2011 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition.
"The Hawk AJTS far surpasses other training offerings in technological sophistication and integrated capabilities," said Robert Wood, vice president and lead for the BAE Systems, Inc. Hawk Advanced Jet Training System Program.
"This road show offers a unique opportunity for our team to highlight the exceptional capabilities of the Hawk AJTS' in-flight and ground-based training systems while showcasing how it can deliver off-the-shelf capabilities today."
The Hawk AJTS National Road Show includes: the Hawk Advanced Jet Training System Interactive touchscreen display, which allows visitors to experience how the Hawk AJTS blends live and virtual training through a system-wide enterprise learning architecture; a Hawk AJTS cockpit simulator, which allows pilots to train effectively in a synthetic, real-world environment; a desktop trainer; and a debrief station.
BAE is offering the Hawk AJTS as the replacement for the T-38 trainer as part of the U.S. Air Force's T-X program.
The Hawk AJTS state-of-the-art air training platform is low risk, in service and has demonstrated affordable life-cycle cost.
The Hawk AJTS road show will stop in Wichita Falls, Texas; Alamogordo, N.M.; Del Rio, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; San Antonio; Tampa, Fla.; Las Vegas; and Orlando, Fla.