India's new intermediate jet trainer suffers another setback
New delays in India's development of an intermediate jet trainer, the HJT-36 Sitara, could mar what military officials were hoping would be a model procurement effort. The aircraft is now expected to achieve initial operational clearance (IOC) no sooner than December. In February, the Indian air force leadership projected reaching IOC in June. However, fresh problems unearthed in flight trials have set the program back at least six months. The delay puts even greater strain on the ...
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