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DefExpo 2020: AMCA – can it go fast enough?

10th February 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Lucknow

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The Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), part of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), showed two slightly different scale models of India’s planned multirole fifth-generation fighter at DefExpo 2020 in Lucknow.

The Bangalore-based agency is cooperating with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), whose mission set for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will include air superiority, air defence, precision strike, maritime operations, EW, bombing and reconnaissance.

An ADA representative confirmed to Shephard that the feasibility study and basic design configurations have been completed. This work included extensive wind tunnel testing.

Critical detailed design work is

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Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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