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BAE Systems awards Hawk advanced jet trainer's new pylons contract to SME Aerospace

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LIMA 2015
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition

17 - 21 March 2015
Army Recognition Group at Langkawi, Malaysia
 
 
BAE Systems awards Hawk advanced jet trainer's new pylons contract to SME Aerospace
 
BAE Systems has reached an agreement with SME Aerospace (SMEA), a premier metal-based aerospace manufacturer in the Malaysia, for the manufacture of additional pylons for the Hawk advanced jet trainer. The pylons, which include 16 onboard and 16 outboard, are being manufactured for a key BAE Systems' export customer.
     
BAE Systems has reached an agreement with SME Aerospace (SMEA), a premier metal-based aerospace manufacturer in the Malaysia, for the manufacture of additional pylons for the Hawk advanced jet trainer. The pylons, which include 16 onboard and 16 outboard, are being manufactured for a key BAE Systems' export customer.
Royal Malaysian Air Force's Hawk Mk208 advanced jet trainer
     
BAE Systems has had a relationship with SME Aerospace since 1992 for the manufacture of Hawk pylons and SME has to date built over 600 at its factory in Sungai Buloh, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dave Davies, Chief Executive Officer, SME Aerospace commented: "We have been working with BAE Sysems for a number of years and the award of this contract for Hawk pylons further demonstrates our long and successful relationship. BAE Systems has been an important partner and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them."

BAE Systems is committed to investing in Malaysia and delivering long-term sustained benefits through local partnerships, and our relationship with SMEA aligns with our strategy to deliver project that deliver real benefit to Malaysian industry.

John Brosnan, Managing Director, South East Asia, BAE Systems commented: "This is a further example of the excellent work being carried out in Malaysia's aerospace industry. SME Aerospace has an excellent track record in manufacturing pylons for Hawk aircraft and we are pleased with the continued manufacture and export of this key component by Malaysian industry. Industrial partnerships form an important part of our strategy and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Malaysia."