Last month, BAE Systems Australia celebrated the completion of the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program (LIFCAP) and the rollout of the final Hawk 127 aircraft at RAAF Base Williamtown.
The program has successfully delivered upgrades to the fleet of aircraft’s training capabilities, making it fit for training a fifth-generation air force. Each aircraft now includes simulated radar, digital mapping, electronic warfare, traffic collision avoidance and ground proximity warning system.
Colleagues SQNLDR Michael Green XO 76SQN LIFCAP, Steve Hamilton Sigma Bravo FSR Williamtown, Dimitri Dufour BAE LIFCAP Project Manager, Timothy Twelvetrees CAE Hawk Simulator Instructor and RAAF 76SQN LIFCAP Reserve Pilot.
As part of LIFCAP, Sigma Bravo supports the Hawk 127 aircraft system integration and Mission Planning capability. Sigma Bravo also routinely provides custom mapping and imagery products for the newly added digital moving map display.
The event commemorates the considerable work undertaken on these aircraft and is a great example of a successful Defence and Industry partnership and a foundation to achieving 5th generation force.
Aircraft Image Credit: BAE Systems via Lead In Fighter