Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft

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  • The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) India’s next indigenous fighter is expected to make its first flight by 2032.
  • The aircraft will be powered by the same GE-414 engine on the LCA Mk-2 variant which is in the design phase.
  • A GE-414 produces 98kN thrust compared to 84kN thrust of the GE-404 engine which is on the LCA Mk1.
  • The Indian Air Force has given land to the Defence Research and Development Organisation to set up facilities for the project.
  • The plan is to build on the capabilities and expertise developed during the development of the light combat aircraft (LCA) and produce a medium fifth generation fighter aircraft.
  • At Aero India 2016, DRDO officials had stated that the basic design configuration has been frozen after wind tunnel testing and there are three critical technologies that need to be developed — stealth, thrust vectoring and super cruise.