Saudi Arabia has rolled out the first of an eventual 22 BAE Systems Hawk Mk 165 jet trainers to be locally assembled.

Unveiled at King Abdulaziz air base by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the indigenous manufacturing effort is part of the country's Vision 2030 strategy to grow its defence sector.

Riyadh is already an operator of a combined 67 Hawk Mk 65/165 variants, according to Cirium's Fleets Analyzer.