After 3 years and 315,000 man-hours, the Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC) took to the sky for the very first time on August 13. 

Initially conceived as a design study into the viability of producing a low-cost manned alternative to UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), the project developed into an initiative to produce an affordable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) light-strike platform targeted at developing nations as well as countries with sophisticated defence capabilities.

It's a neat looking airplane, long may the project continue.