As part of the demonstration of ASDOT ( Air Support Defence Operational Training) capability, an HHA military registered MK 58 Hunter equipped with a demo version of IAI’s RAIDS pod system deployed to participate in the Royal International Air Tattoo held at Fairford. HHA is planning to utilise IAI’s training backbone, including RAIDS and RAIDS Next Generation (RAIDS NG) in order to provide LVC training under the ASDOT programme.
It is estimated that over 150,000 visitors attended the event and the 4 strong HHA team were inundated with questions pertaining to the Hunter, RAIDS and what we were doing in the 21st century with a 20th century jet?
The answer was a simple one and is a combination of three elements:
– Hunter MK58 aircraft which exhibits superlative subsonic performance, low through life cost and ongoing supportability.
– HHA’s unique suite of regulatory approvals permitting operation on the UK military register and seamless integration with our MoD and NATO allies.
– Access to the latest ECM, targeting and LVC training & simulation pods upscales the capability envelope of the HHA service provision.
In short, HHA’s combination of agile contractor-owned but MoD-regulated fast jets provides resource benefit and assurance of training delivery standards
For part of July 2016, HHA aircraft operated from multiple locations (Scampton, Boscombe Down, Yeovilton and Fairford) supporting MoD tasked radar trials.
HHA aircraft once again detached to Boscombe Down by augmenting QinetiQ assets, just like the April 2016 exercise, in the provision of fast jet services. This is HHA’s 2nd such exercise with QinetiQ in 2016.
HHA is the first MoD contractor company to feature in the RAF’s “Air Clues” Flight Safety Magazine. The article can be found in issue 19, pages 6-9, which is available to view on the web at the url below: