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Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft

Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft:

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared a Rs 15,000 crore project to design and develop the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

  • Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft is India’s fifth-generation fighter multirole fighter jet.
  • It will have advanced stealth features to avoid detection by enemy radar.
  • The aircraft will have a large, concealed internal fuel tank of 6.5-tonne capacity, and an internal weapons bay for a range of weapons, including indigenous weapons.
  • The AMCA Mk1 variant will have the US-built GE414 engine which will be developed indigenously by DRDO’s Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) in collaboration with a foreign defence major.
  • The aircraft will have a low electro-magnetic signature, which will make it difficult for enemy radar to detected it.
  • At the same time, it will have powerful sensors and new weapons, so it is able to register the signature of enemy aircraft and take them out.
  • The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be the nodal agency for executing the programme and designing the aircraft.
  • It will be manufactured by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HA