First African military aircraft takes to the skies making aviation history

The first African home-grown military aircraft made its first test flight in South Africa, making landmark in continent’s aviation history.

The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) made its first test flight on Wednesday from the Pretoria skies and taxied to a halt outside a hangar at the Wonderboom airport north of the South African capital.

The first military aircraft to be fully developed in Africa had completed its first public test flight after three years and 315,000 hours of work on its design and construction.

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