HAL Sitara Trainer To Miss IOC Deadline
The HAL HJT-36 Sitara intermediate jet trainer won’t achieve initial operational clearance/capability (IOC) by the end of this year as planned. A report detailing fresh problems with the aircraft noticed during hot-weather trials held in Rajasthan in May this year, was received by the Air HQ on the morning of August 12. The IAF plans to induct over 200 of the aircraft. Details on the problems soon.