SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India’s 5th Gen Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will be in top gears soon as Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) plans to complete Critical Design Review (CDR) by end of December this year. idrw.org has been told at DefExpo 2022 that the rollout of the prototype has been planned in mid of 2025 and the first flight by end of 2026 or in 2027.
ADA is seeking 15000 crores for the program and once CDR is completed ball will be in motion for clearance of the grant for the program sometime in early 2023. ADA and its manufacturing partner HAL have started sourcing and manufacturing some of the equipment and parts for the program but until the official grant comes fabrication of the aircraft won’t commence.
At DefExpo 2022, ADA showcased the AMCA simulator and scaled model of the jet.
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