By Dr Anantha Krishnan M
Bengaluru, Feb 14: India’s valiant attempt in developing a gen-next stealth fighter seems to be gathering some momentum with the scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) claiming that the Project Definition Phase (PDP) will be over within a year.
While some of the stealth features remain as a ‘beyond-visual-technology’ for India, even as this report is being put together, the DRDO officials are convinced that embedding global players and increasing the private participation could well be the breakthrough in realizing their dreams. Super-cruise, stealth and thrust vectoring are critical features DRDO would need to thrash out in the process.
While Aero India is normally seen as a ‘carnival of claims,’ the DRDO top brass have put up a confident argument that the lessons learned from developing a four-and-a-half-generation fighter (Tejas) will act as a their guiding force while entering into the hitherto unknown 5th generation terrain.
* AMCA Directorate takes confident shape
* Feasibility projects have been completed
* Nine prototypes planned
* Talks on the project during Aero India
* AMCA to be loaded with gen-next features
* Crucial capabilities
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