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A look at the new RAF Hawk T2 jet


RAF Valley has six new training jets. The BA systems Hawk T2 trainer has more complex navigation and weapons simulation software which closer resembles front-line planes like the Typhoon or the Harrier jump-jet both of which are used in Afghanistan.

Local engineers have been hired from the Anglesey area safeguarding many jobs based around RAF Valley.

Chief trainer, Squadron Leader Gareth Lloyd Roberts explains how the new jet will help prepare soldiers for front-line combat.


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