...As Javelin Jet Nears Launch

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Construction of the Javelin jet demonstrator prototype is undergoing final assembly and it will be ready for its first flight soon, Aviation Technology Group (ATG) said Monday. In the last couple of weeks, the main landing gear and the rudder pedals were installed. Wing flaps and ailerons are awaiting final installation. Technicians have completed bench testing of avionics in preparation for instrument panel installation and final avionics functional testing. They have also successfully integrated the avionics and aircraft instrumentation in preparation for preliminary engine runs. About a month after the first flight, ATG says it will unveil the Javelin prototype to the world. More details about this event will be released in weeks to come, the company said. The Javelin Demonstrator prototype will be used to evaluate aircraft performance, handling qualities and selected system installations.