Qatari Emiri Air Force Hawks
    No. 11 Squadron (Qatar) is operating at RAF Leeming as a joint RAF-QEAF enterprise training both QEAF and RAF fast jet pilots. Nine Hawk T.2 Mk 167 Hawks have been ordered. They will carry RAF serials starting from ZB131 (QA01) and QEAF national markings. BAE Systems has been awarded an initial six year contract to provide Qualified Flying Instructors and support. The squadron will provide additional flying hours for RAF pilots and see long-term international investment in new infrastructure and training facilities including a Hawk training simulator and the refurbishment of existing facilities.
    Qatar has also ordered 20 single seat and 4 two seat Typhoon FGR.4s, initial training for which is performed by joint RAF-QEAF No. 12 Squadron (Qatar) at RAF Conningsby.
Uk Hawk Support Contract

The Ministry of Defence has invested 695 million pounds in an eleven year service support programme for the Royal Air Force fleet of 28 Hawk T2 aircraft of No.4 Flying Training School at RAF Valley, a key part of the UK Military Flying Training System (UK MFTS), and the Hawk T1s flown by the Red Arrows. The Hawk contract with BAE Systems (BAES) is valued at 590 million. In addition, a 105 million contract for engine support has been placed with Rolls-Royce. The UK MFTS provides the aircraft, synthetics and training devices to train the next generation of front-line aircrew of all three Services. Upon graduation, the pilots will go on to fly F-35B Lightning and Typhoon fighters.