BAE Systems to lead Industry Team Supporting British Training Aircraft

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    Defense Update Aerospace Channel 11/2010

    BAE Systems will lead a team comprising Gama Group Limited, Babcock Aerospace Limited and Pilatus Aircraft Limited, positioned to supporting training aircraft for the UK armed forces through the Ascent Flight Training program. MOD is positioning Ascent to become the Fixed Wing Aircraft Service Provider (ASP) for the UK Military Flying Training System (MFTS) program for a period of 25 years. Under MFTS the UK MOD has a requirement to have a range of aircraft platforms and systems available to train aircrew across the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. BAE Systems is working with its partners to submit a proposal to Ascent in January 2011.