Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

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  • February 28, 2022
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Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

Part of: Prelims and GS-II International Relations and GS-III Defence and security

Context: India and France shall conclude a deal soon for the joint development of a 125KN engine for the indigenous fifth generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) under development.

  • The collaboration is between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and French engine maker Safran.

About Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)

  • The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is an Indian programme to develop fifth generation fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.
  • It will also include sixth generation niche technologies.
  • The aircraft, along with its naval variant, is intended to provide the bulk of the manned tactical airpower over the coming decades. 
  • AMCA would be the third supersonic jet of Indian origin after the HAL Marut and HAL Tejas.

News Source: TH

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