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The aircraft will undertake ground runs and taxiing tests prior to its first flight, says
“It is important that all of us work towards meeting deadlines by overcoming challenges to meet the expectations at various levels,” says
“The project has managed to steer through the initial headwinds and now is going full throttle. There are plans to weaponise and optimize HTT-40 aircraft.”
The rollout follows
The Indian defence ministry intends to buy 68 of the locally-developed trainer to satisfy a portion of its 180-aircraft requirement to replace the outdated
Flightglobal’s Fleets Analyzer shows that the Indian Air operates 75 PC-7 Mk IIs, and has 38 on option.
Air force officials have long expressed a preference for the PC-7 Mk. II over the