12 Things You Should Know About Arms Maker Ivor Ichikowitz
He’s a pioneer of military aviation production in Africa
He’s credited with producing a revolutionary product — the Advanced High-performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft, or AHRLAC. It’s the first fixed-wing military aircraft to be fully designed and built in Africa. It’s potentially the cornerstone of an emerging African defense industry, Globe&Mail reports. The aircraft is intended to fill a new niche in the global military sector as an inexpensive light attack airplane for anti-terrorism operations, border patrols, counter piracy, pipeline security, anti-poaching and counterinsurgency – roles that are increasingly important where radical militias, chronic wars and criminal syndicates operate.