Wednesday nights make us really excited at htxt.africa, as that is when the newest episode of EDGE: Science and Technology is broadcast on [ED], DSTV channel 190, at 7pm.

The reason we watch is obviously because it’s really good, and the fact that we consult and appear on it is merely a happy coincidence, obviously…

On tonight’s episode, host Danine Naidoo pays a visit to the Paramount Group, which is responsible for building the Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft (AHRLAC).

The AHRLAC is the first military, manned fixed-wing aircraft to be fully designed, tested and developed in Africa. It was designed and built by a team of 60 engineers and technicians, and 98% of all 6 000 parts of the airframe were designed and produced in SA.

Check out a clip from tonight’s show below, and keep an eye out for our own Deon du Plessis, as he explains just how to get the most out of If This Then That (IFTTT).

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.