India's next indigenous fighter - AMCA

The development work on The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), India's next indigenous fighter is under way and the Jet is expected to make its first flight by 2032.

Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will have geometric stealth and two GE-414 engines, GE-414 engines will be replaced once ingenuously developed engines are ready.

Geometric stealth is one of the way to make a military platform stealthier, the second one is "material stealth". In Geometric stealth the shape of the aircraft is designed to deflect away maximum radar waves thereby minimising its radar cross section.

While in material stealth, radar-absorbing materials are used to absorb the radio waves thus reducing the radar footprint. AMCA will be based on geometric stealth in initial phase, which can be converted to material stealth at a later stage.

The land is given by IAF (Indian Air Force) to DRDO, to set up facilities for the project.

The AMCA project will have more developed technologies than the LCA project while capabilities and expertise will be developed during the development of the light combat aircraft (LCA).

AMCA is India's only fifth generation aircraft programme following the decision not to go ahead with the fifth generation project with Russia.

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