Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) – UPSC Prelims

Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA):
  • AMCA is an Indian programme to develop fifth generation fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy.
  • It is envisioned as a replacement for the British SEPECAT Jaguar and Mirage 2000 the IAF flies.
  • The collaboration is between the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and French engine maker Safran.
  • The initial design of the AMCA started way back in 2009 and is envisaged as a twin engine stealth aircraft with an internal weapons bay.
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