Friday, December 2, 2011

African Plane

The first military aircraft designed and built by African companies was unveiled Tuesday by a South African arms company which said it had already received orders for the lightweight plane.

Ivor Ichikowitz said the AHRLAC plane can be used for peacekeeping missions and reconnaissance and is armed to defend itself.
He said he’s received an order from a country he would not name for 50 of the planes, each costing about $10 million
or Ichikowitz, head of Johannesburg-based arms maker Paramount Group, called the plane a breakthrough
Paramount Group is one of Africa’s largest military hardware producers and has markets in West Africa and the Middle East

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