The first batch of women fighter pilots are expected to complete AJT
leg by June 2017 after which they will be sent to relevant units where they would get to handle the supersonic fighters.
The suspension of the contract is likely impact the maintenance of Hawk Advanced Jet trainers ( AJT
) in the long run.
With new deals lined up, the IAF would look to revive its Surya Kiran aerobatic team with Hawk AJTs
. The Surya Kiran team, flying Kiran intermediate jet trainers, had stopped flying because of shortage of aircraft.
Despite India's acquisition of Hawks, in late 2004 Hal proposed the development of a new-generation Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT
), based on the use of two uprated Larzac engines and a further development of the HJT-36 wing.