RAF Hawk TMK 2
PARIS--For the next six days, the aviation world--and its fans--are converging on Le Bourget, the old airport here, for the Paris Air Show, the world's biggest celebration of airplanes and everything about them. The show is a mixture of the latest and greatest in both commercial/civilian and military aviation, as well as a showcase for some of the most successful aircraft in the industry.
In this gallery, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman focuses on the military side of things.
This is the RAF Hawk TMK 2, from BAE Systems. The plane is used by the British Royal Air Force for, among other things, training its pilots to "transition to handling current and future-generation military jets such as the Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II."
The plane is outfitted with OC2--which provides simulated radar and sensor functions that include defensive aids, a radar warning receiver, and "an enhanced weapons suite."
June 20, 2011 4:04 PM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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