AMCA: All about India’s fifth-generation stealth-fighter project

Team India Sentinels Monday 18th of March 2024 05:34 PM

The advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA) is a significant project undertaken by India. The AMCA is a single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather fifth-generation stealth, multirole combat aircraft. It is being developed for the Indian Air Force and possibly the Indian Navy.

Some key points about AMCA

Design and Manufacturing: The aircraft is designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), an aircraft design agency under the Ministry of Defence. A special purpose vehicle (SPV) consisting of ADA, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), and a private company is being formed for the development and production of AMCA.

Variants: The Mark-1 variant of the aircraft will be a fifth-generation fighter while the Mark-2 variant will have sixth-generation technologies.

Missions: The AMCA is intended to perform a multitude of missions, including air supremacy, ground-strike, suppression of enemy air defences (SEAD), and electronic warfare (EW) missions. It is intended to supplant the Sukhoi-30MKI air superiority fighter, which forms the backbone of the IAF fighter fleet.

Stealth Features: The AMCA design is optimized for low radar cross section and supercruise capability. What will set the fifth-generation combat aircraft apart from the existing fourth-generation fighters is primarily its stealth features.

Development: The AMCA programme, earlier known as the medium combat aircraft (MCA) programme, is an Indian programme to develop a fifth-generation combat aircraft. It began as a parallel programme to the Indo-Russia Sukhoi/HAL FGFA. The AMCA programme was launched in 2010.

Current Status: In March 2024, the project received approval from India’s Cabinet Committee on Security for the prototype development. Feasibility study on AMCA and the preliminary design stage have been completed, and the project entered the detailed design phase in February 2019.

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