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The AHRLAC is Africa's First Home-Grown Military Aircraft

 - Aug 15, 2014
References: ahrlac & gizmag
The Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft or AHRLAC is claimed to be Africa's first home-grown fixed-wing military aircraft. It is designed to integrate a variety of military and civilian support capabilities in one versatile package. It has the ability to carry surveillance equipment, weapons and radar systems and perform duties similar to both reconnaissance aircraft and attack helicopters.

The AHRLAC was designed and built in Pretoria, South Africa by Aerosud in collaboration with the Paramount Grop. The aircraft can be configured in a variety of ways using a special pod system that allows it to be altered depending on its role. It comes with swappable modules for reconnaissance, intelligence-gathering, close air support, training, cargo and light attack.