HAL re-commences flight test of modified IJT

HAL, a defence aerospace major, has recommenced flight testing of the modified intermediate jet trainer (IJT) at its Bengaluru facilities.

The flight was flawless and its success is an important step forward in the IJT programme. The flight testing of IJT (HJT36), designed and developed by HAL for stage-II training of IAF pilots, was put on hold after the aircraft encountered a problem in spin test flights in 2016.

“HAL continued its R&D efforts and undertook modification of the IJT LSP4 aircraft based on extensive and comprehensive wind tunnel studies,” said R Madhavan, CMD, HAL. HAL’s research, design and technical teams carried out the modifications required, with more challenges ahead.

Author: sarkarimirror