All you need to know about fifth generation AMCA project cleared by CCS

Only a very few select countries in the world such as the US, Russia and China have fifth-generation stealth fighter jets.
Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)
Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

New Delhi: The long pending proposal to indigenously design and develop a fifth-generation deep penetration Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) in line with the futuristic requirement of the Indian Air Force has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).

Under the plan, five prototypes of the AMCA will jointly be built by the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) with support from private industries.

Only a very few select countries in the world such as the US, Russia and China have fifth-generation stealth fighter jets. The IAF has been pushing for the AMCA project given its long-term requirement.

According to the plans, the aircraft is slated to roll out of the hangar within three-and-a-half years of the approval and within a year after that it is slated to have its first flight.

AMCA Mk1 will fly on the existing 90kN class engine (GE 414 engines from the US) and AMCA Mk2 will be powered by a stronger engine of 110kN to be developed indigenously by GTRE.

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