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38 Comments on "Updated Literature On India’s 5th Gen AMCA Concept"
You r cent percent correct
Striking resemblence to F-22
Waste of taxpayers money..why not just stick with FGFA or simply buy F35II
Great to finally see an update on AMCA, kudos to you Shiv.
Just one thing, since when did we have an air-to-ground system called JDAM???
any predictions on the timeline shiv..??? i would say 2040 at best..
let tejas MK2 come out first.
Scrap mmrca buy f 35II.
But ge f 414 doesnt have the thrust vector control
Looks like the YF-23 Black Widow II of ye old! especially the wings and the fins but the pronounced engine cowling on the YF-23 is the only marked difference between the two. Nevertheless a commendable effort. Bravo ADA!
Those people who are saying why we are investing on it rather then buying F-35 should check what Canada is saying after signing a deal to buy F-35. Similarly Australia is also regretting signing the dotted line. There are lot of short coming in F-35 fighter plane.
.If you know that you can never deliver a real one, you can just pass the time by publishing 'schematics' …. Tired of ADA/DRDO/HAL talks-talks-talks ….
We need appropriate arms not ones that are high tech in brochures. These need to be low cost in manufacture and maintenance. Hope the new birds are like this.
I will never suggest buying equipments from other countries. What we need is good project management and corruption free defence ministry and of course defence personnel. Once that is achieved what we need is quota free employees so that only the best gets the job after all its national security and those quota jobs are channeled to other places ensuring no one is robbed of any opportunity.
When the "stealth" idea burst n to the scene circa Gulf War 1 the enthusiasts eve went for "Teclu" or bat-tail nozzles which were- of course- hopelessly inefficient. Nowadays no one even bothers to put it into display models.I wonder if the whole stealth idea will not slowly go the way of the nozzles i.e. it is a stupid idea overall.
The spine of the aircraft is longer dose this mean a larger internal weapons bay
If an ugly and angular three view and a stupid display model is the best we can do after four years then forget about seeing the AMCA in this lifetime.Every time the ADA gives a date the public blinks and the Bureaucracy winks!
F-35?!?! Please keep tabs on what is happening in F-35 project?
Read this for starters.http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/03/f-35-blind-spot/
Lets just have faith in ADA. Things are definitely look up for defence industry with Govt and pvt players being cognizant about indigenization .
Is there a reason that AMCA design/(s) do not have canards ? Can some one clarify/ throw some light on this aspect.
Its best we develop AMCA. Tejas mk 2 ready by 18 (as per govt official).Alao it will take much less time rhan tejas seeimg we r getting mk 2 in just 4 yrs. Its probable we will have AMCA in 2025 having experience from tejas mk1 mk2 and FGFA. And stop blaming JAL OR ADA .its nt easy to make aircraft from crap.Look at F35 and be optimistic
when will this comedy picture will get released by 2025?
The only comedy picture is your stupidity
From side it looks like chines j 20 , and i do not like that fact
well yeh but im worried by the fact that this aircrafts aerodynamics resemble that of an abanoned american fighter called yf 23 it beat the raptorin all aspects except for menauverability that is why it was rejected i wish i could show a pic
Americans now think YF 23 design was better . Our scientists are maturing in engineering . So we should trust them
Design looks like american YF-23 project . our scientists are on learning curve . once its complete Indian scientists can easily design good aircrafts including drones .It took LCA long time because it was first fighter aircraft by our scientists . See in the case of missiles . Once scientists finished their learning curve with AGNI family now they design variety of missiles with short time . This will happen to future aircrafts also . Once LCA is a success , future aircrafts will take shorter timeline
Dont worry friends with the experience from tejas mk1 & mk2 it will very easy to perfect the amca.If u ask why we need to make amca, then know that india is the super power along with china of 21st century, like america & russia of 20th century & england &. France of 19th century .
Also to avoid the compitetion with japan , brazil , south africa , germany to get a permenent seat in united security counsil.
For AMCA-ALCA projects, ADA-HAL MUST get foreign consultant on-boarded. Otherwise, we will see endless delays- maybe even until Year 2050 who knows!! Bring in EADS as a consultant and partner I say Sirs.. Europe also needs 5th gen. fighter-bombers and this could prove to be a great learning curve for them?! And, I feel it would be better to stick with Russia Saturn Type30 with TVC engines; as they will be mass-produced in India for FGFA T-50 fighter… Save costs reduce reliance on another foreign engines vendor perhaps??
Shiv, are they planning a wing leading edge L-band T/P AESA assembly for the AMCA?