SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approval for the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) likely will be tabled after IAF signs the comprehensive design review (CDR) report of the AMCA
in early 2023.
idrw.org has been told that CDR will be submitted by end of this month to the IAF, which as per the procedure should be cleared before March and it will be tabled for CCS approval by mid-2023. A CDR is a critical step in designing and developing a fighter aircraft, without which development of the initial aircraft cant begin.
Once the CDR report is signed off, CCS Clearance usually comes in 6-8 months and once CCS clearance and 15000-cores of funds are cleared for the program then the first AMCA prototype will be rolled out in 2026 and the first flight will be conducted in 2027.
AMCA Mk1 will have an indigenous content of 75% and will be powered by a pair of F414-INS6 engines generating peak wet thrust of 98kN for which IAF will procure 2 Squadrons and AMCA MkII will have an indigenous content of 85-90% and will be powered by New engines that will have peak wet thrust of 110-120kN for which IAF will procure 5 Squadrons.
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