HAL re-commences Flight testing of Modified Intermediate Jet Trainer

HAL recommenced flight testing of modified Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) on Wednesday from its facilities here and the flight test was flawless.

The flight testing of IJT (HJT 36), designed and developed by HAL for the stage-II training of IAF pilots was put on hold after the aircraft had encountered problem in the spin test flights in the year 2016, according to a press release by HAL in Bangalore on Thursday.

HAL CMD R Madhavan said that “HAL continued its R&D efforts and undertook modification of IJT LSP4 aircraft based on extensive and comprehensive wind tunnel studies”.

HAL’s research, design and technical teams carried out the modifications required with more challenges ahead, he added.

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