$25 million worth of defence contracts

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "$25 million worth of defence contracts", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772bab.048



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$25 million worth of defence contracts

$25 million worth of defence contracts

Keywords: TI Group, Engineering, Dowty, Suppliers

TI Group, the global specialised engineering company, recently announced that its Dowty aerospace division has won new business worth in excess of $25 million.

The company will supply components for the new Gripen fighter aircraft and Hawk lead-in fighter trainers following the aircraft orders recently confirmed by the South African government. In a separate contract with Hindustan Aeronautics, Dowty is to supply systems for the new Sepecat Jaguar military aircraft being built in India for the Indian Air Force.

The South African Air Force is to take delivery of 24 Hawk lead-in fighter trainers together with 28 Gripen fighters, for which it has now become the launch export customer. Dowty is a significant supplier on both aircraft.

Some 700 Hawk aircraft have been ordered by 17 countries. Dowty supplies hydraulic equipment and turbine engine components, for the Hawk, together with the canopy, windscreen and a range of structural components from its aerostructures business in Hamble.

A joint venture between Saab and BAE Systems has seen more than 200 Gripen advanced light fighter aircraft ordered for the Swedish Air Force. Dowty supplies actuation equipment on the aircraft and a hydraulic system with electronic health monitoring and an electronic control unit.

India was one of the most significant export customers of the Anglo/French Jaguar. As European production ceased several years ago, it has chosen to satisfy its additional requirement through construction under licence by Hindustan Aeronautics, in India. Another 17 aircraft are now to be built and Dowty will supply precision hydraulic components for these and support the operation of the entire Indian Air Force Jaguar fleet - some 120 aircraft.

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