BAE Systems Awards SME Aerospace Hawk Pylon Contract

BAE Systems have announced that they have reached an agreement with SME Aerospace in Malaysia for the manufacture of additional pylons for the Hawk advanced jet trainer.

SME Aerospace (SMEA) is a premier metal-based aerospace parts manufacturer in the Malaysia, the agreement includes manufacture of of 16 inboard and 16 outboard pylons for one of our key export customers.

BAE Systems has had a relationship with SME Aerospace since 1992 for the manufacture of Hawk pylons and SME has to date built over 600 at its factory in Sungai Buloh, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dave Davies, Chief Executive Officer, SME Aerospace commented: “We have been working with BAE Systems for a number of years and the award of this contract for Hawk Pylons further demonstrates our long and successful relationship. BAE Systems has been an important partner and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them.”
BAE Systems is committed to investing in Malaysia and delivering long-term sustained benefits through local partnerships, and the relationship with SME Aerospace aligns with its strategy to develop projects that deliver real benefit to Malaysian industry.

John Brosnan, Managing Director, South East Asia, BAE Systems commented: “This is a further example of the excellent work being carried out in Malaysia’s aerospace industry. SME Aerospace has an excellent track record in manufacturing pylons for Hawk aircraft and we are pleased with the continued manufacture and export of this key component by Malaysian industry. Industrial partnerships form an important part of our strategy and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with Malaysia.”

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