SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
DRDO will be showcasing scaled models of Medium Weight Fighter (Tejas Mk-2) and AMCA 5th generation fighter aircraft at its pavilion at the upcoming Aero India 2019 in Bangalore. MWF which is based on predecessor Tejas Mk1 design and will be showcased for the first time after it was upgraded from its initial concept to be now classified as a Medium-Class fighter jet.
HAL recently issued RFI for the supply of Assembly jigs for the development of MWF which for the first time also confirmed major design changes and the introduction of Canards in the aircraft, but details of wing and tail dimensions along with other design changes still remained a mystery, but with showcasing of scaled model it is expected will clear final design of the aircraft.
IAF Chief has confirmed that he is willing to commit close to 12 Squadrons which translates into 240 fighter jets in orders for Tejas Mk-1/1A and MWF which for the first time will make it largest chunk of locally developed fighter aircraft fleet in the history of IAF by 2030. IAF which has backed the local concept of AMCA fighter jet is also willing to commit around 6 Squadrons to kickstart the program which is about to official by end of this year.
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