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    very good thing, AMCA must be VTOL aircraft as Kaveri twin engine is capable of providing that thrust.

    It only now will power of associated agencies and govt. to go for it !!

    VTOL also solves not only sea capability but also Naxal support and Army Hill area troop support.

    Currently Russian and HAL helicopters are unable to fill this GAP

    US F35 is single engine VTOL aircraft is going to be very important for next 5 decades to US security map.
    If they are concentrating on large number of VTOL that means u can understand the strategic importance.

    At this moment incorporating this change is possible but in future going for new aircraft will be difficult

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    Those tail fins dont look right..

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    @singam – I'm not sure we should go forward with this project until LCA is fully operational, done & dusted with.

    It's quite ambitious, but we need to be realistic. Projects of these sizes most often than not end up with huge delays and make no headway.

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    This just looks like a childish ambitions of a mediocre organization.

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    First make at least Tejas MK2.

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    Rank noobs like you post without knowing the difficulties that government sector companies face even for small projects

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    Where is the basic trainer first.

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    Sid Thorat

    Tejas Mk 2 pls. Then we can look at new pipe dreams

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    I think forget tejas mk2 and built amca

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    Dalip Bhati

    Arre yar kuch to banne do, koi bhi bat shuru hoti hai aur commotion shuru hojata hai it is said asman se gira khajur par latka let us aim for the sky ie AMCA if not we will make a good -5 gen aircraft and please make efforts to send your grown up children to IIT's and not abroad for kushi jobs.
    I remember about 30 years we were making efforts to make improved bullock carts and if we can come up something like Tejas and Kaveri its not bad — try and try till you succeed, Ham Honge kamyab ek din sab ko hai vishwas — imagine other countries have made around 150000 and more aircrafts and tanks in last 100 years while we were doing bookh hartal– thora Mas(meat) khao, daru piyo bakre kato apane aap ko yodha banao (in case you cannot understand Roman hindi please leave comment will try to translate the same into English)

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    victor raj

    We should first concentrate on finishing Tejas Mk2, then Rafale manufacturing & TOT, then PAK FA, after everything, we should start working on AMCA. Once we completed all the above deals, we would have gained a lot of knowledge and our requirements would definitely change. Afer that we could finalize the design of AMCA. It is going to be a complete waste of time, if we start now. IAF will definitely change its requirement after getting all these aircrafts.

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    Is it really a new version of the AMCA compare with this

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    We have Jaguars , Mig 27's , Mirage 2k ,Harriers ,Mig 21 (MF) – all in the category of Fighterbomber , deep penetration,interdiction , close support etc. which need replacement in the near future . Considering the criticality of time and Tejas tamasha , we should put this so called model urankhatola AMCA on a lower priority and look at an immediate replacement for the above superannuating geriaritcs. I believe that a combination of Rafale and Su30mki would be an ideal choice , affordability willing . Since Tejas will be a dud for the next few rears , A third option in the name of Gripen can be tried . It is a nippy little fighter and can challenge the F16 , J 17 combine with adequate a to a weapons. It may be backed up ( if necessary ) by Mig 29 M2 or whatever is the latest the Ruskies have cut and paste together.

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    Its shocking that commentators like Victor Raj advocate the AMCA to be given the last priority, when every interest aligns to scream, that AMCA should be given TOPMOST priority.

    In fact, the utterly farcical PAK-FA, in which India has zero workshare, must be cancelled outright. That money-guzzler of a project is unlikely to give India any insights in 5th generation tech, besides being yet another licence assembly contract, disguised as a "joint venture".

    To speed up the AMCA, we must unshackle the vast Indian private sector. They have the monies, the management expertise to assist HAL being the lead integrator. The monies saved by ditching the PAK-FA can be pumped to speed up the AMCA, with the private sector's help.

    With Manohar Parikkar's vision, I hope the AMCA gets attention and high priority that it deserves.

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    Raahul Kumar

    @Abhiman: Not just the private sector, which has no capacity to build a jet engine, we need foreign collaboration to help us get over the line.

    That means we must team up with Nihon, who is also building a 5th generation fighter.

    It is the lack of an engine that killed the Marut, delayed the Tejas, and even today threatens the AMCA. We must have an engine. And the only way to get it is to team up with another country to fund it together.

    Shinzo is positively inclined towards Bharat, and we will never have such a golden chance again.


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