16 Feb, New Delhi
Aeronautical Development Agency of DRDO is evolving Project Definition phase for designing and developing Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft -r AMCA.
The Director General for Aero systems in DRDO Dr. K Tamilmani told media persons in Bengaluru that knowledge acquired through development and production of fourth Generation Light Combat Aircraft Tejas will help Aeronautical Development Agency in developing AMCA within the country.
He said that prototype of Advanced Medium Combat aircraft is undergoing various tests and first flight could happen by 2020. The project envisages building nine prototypes before the final design emerges.
He added that there is a proposal to develop the engine and its stealth features through Government to Government joint effort. Once developed, the Indian made AMCA will replace Jaguar and Mirage in the Indian Air Force.