Notwithstanding the role, together with Russia in the program creation fighter fifth generation FGFA India continues to develop its own combat aircraft promising AMCA ainonline.com report June 13, 2013.
Indian defense research organization and development DRDO showed AMCA layout in Bangalore at Aero India 2013 exhibition in February this year.
The aerodynamic shape of the aircraft configuration endured compared with the model demonstrated at Aero India 2011.
Development along with AMCA FGFA may indicate that India may consider this project as a nominee FGFA.
Asked about the fate of the AMCA Air Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne (Norman Anil Kumar Browne) refused to associate properties of this aircraft with FGFA, but insisted that the state programm should be continued, especially in the field of avionics and propulsion, «because no one will give us these technologies.»
Brown also supported the creation of the closure light combat aircraft LCA Tejas, the development of which has been going on for 20 years.
He said that the initial operational readiness of the aircraft will be achieved at the end of this year, in 2015, he joined the Air Force, but in the ultimate battle this fighter configuration appears only in 2024 with the creation of modifications Tejas Mk.2.
Perhaps AMCA Kaveri engines will develop a state of development that have been created for the LCA, but then because of technical problems and appeared retarded development schedule was decided at the first step to equip these fighters South American turbofan General Electric F404, then its improved model F414.
The mere fact that India as before showing signs of continuing to develop AMCA says that New Delhi has some apprehension about the FGFA. Brown hinted that because of late India’s role in the program FGFA, which is developed on the basis of Russian fighter T-50 PAKFA will be difficult to organize work in a proportion of 50/50.
There are also «some fears» against Russian technologies in certain areas. Namely, in the glider prototype T-50 until now has larger fraction of metal that reflects the «gaps and weaknesses» in the development of composite materials (CM) company «Sukhoi», says «The military parity.»
At the same time, the fraction of composites in the LCA airframe is 43% (possibly refers to the area covered by the CM airframe rather than their weight fraction — approx. «VP»).