That HAL website is missing some other things as well. Where is MMRCA project? Sure they mention Mirage upgrade but no MMRCA?Sujoy wrote:
Here is the link from HAL where they talk about their products including forthcoming ones
You will notice that there is no mention of any AMCA / MCA what ever.
Which department in India hasn't been criticized by CAG, which is fine BTW. Regarding media, they are joke mostly but do have a few good days.DRDO has been continuously criticized by CAG and media for not being able to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces. Nowhere is this more evident than in the design and development of Ballistic missiles .
I am somewhat satisfied as far as development of Ballistic missiles go. There have been issues with production quality control. You have to agree Indian R & D budgets are quite low, which don't help either.
Even if they put a time line on that who is going to take them seriously anyway?Did they put a timeline as to when this will be included in the IAF . No, coz even they do not know that .
Frankly speaking this generation classification is pretty useless. And we will be operating Mig-21 versions upto 2017. Nothing wrong even if AMCA comes in after 20 years IMO. And look at this news BTWObviously , if they say 25-30 yrs from now we will need a 6th gen aircraft and this is one of those maybe we will still accept it albeit with a spoon of salt .
Plans for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft Source: http://www.hindu.com/2010/11/21/stories/2010112165812200.htm
The government released Rs. 100 crore last month to the Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which will spearhead the project, to prepare feasibility studies in 18 months. The ADA is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Defence.
$ 2 bil for AMCA project? For some reason I can already feel it is going to be over budget, unless heavy inputs are used from FGFA project. I am pretty confident a prototype of AMCA will fly sometime in next decade, if things keep on moving smoothly. How successful it will be is different question.The entire project would cost $ 2 billion.
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