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Tejas to AMCA, Gen-5 fighter on track, may spread its wings by 2025

The second of a two-part series focuses on the capabilities of India's most ambitious fighter programme, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), and what design challenges it is facing

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

With the Indian Air Force (IAF) already operating the Tejas Mark 1 fighter, the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) developing the Tejas Mark 2 and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) building the interim Tejas Mark 1A, there have been important breakthroughs in India’s most ambitious fighter programme: the futuristic Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

Girish Deodhare, who heads ADA, the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) agency that oversees the Tejas and AMCA programmes, briefed Business Standard on the capabilities and development of the AMCA — a stealthy, fifth-generation ...

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First Published: Wed, December 18 2019. 01:38 IST
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