Today, Defense minister GOI, Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the seven-story tall R&D center that was built by DRDO in 45 days to facilitate the HAL AMCA initiative, showing the government of India’s determination to build an arsenal for facilitating its air superiority.
I shall be visiting Bengaluru today. Looking forward to attend the inauguration of the FCS Complex at Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE).
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) March 17, 2022
HAL AMCA is a stealth Aircraft modeled ADA & DRDO is a 5th generation fighter design and considered to posses stealth capabilities.
— engineer turtle 🐢 (@RAH_aayush) March 9, 2022
Earlier, the Director-General of Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), Girish S. Deodhare had revealed that Preliminary service quality requirements were completed. The Critical Design Review (CDR) will be completed this year.
AMCA is envisioned to be a stealth aircraft loaded with twin engines, an internal weapons bay, and a driverless supersonic Intake, which was done for the first time and due to which the design is now complete.
The Indian Air Force is said to be committed to 40 AMCA Mk1 fighters and a minimum of 100 Mk2 derivatives also, they’ve also said to include some unmanned variants as well. The AMCA stealth fighter is said to have supercruise capabilities.
Indian Air force has about 30-32 fighter squadrons in their arsenal as of now, the AMCA program is essential to increase its air superiority and maneuverability over the vast geographical area that it is tasked to patrol.
With AMCA in full swing, India will be another county to join the club of Air Superiority with only 3 countries that have indigenously built their stealth fighters, also there are several high-profile developments that are taking place in Russia, China, Turkey, South Korea, Japan, and Europe.