NEW DELHI – India has sought technical assistance from international airframe design firms to help reduce the weight of its intermediate jet trainer, the HJT-36 Sitara. Built by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), the HJT-36 now weighs around 4,150 kg (9,150 lb.) in its normal training configuration, with two pilots and full internal fuel without any external stores. "The design of the aircraft needs to be revisited [and] analyzed and we are envisaging achieving maximum ...


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