Tuesday, February 05, 2013

What's New At Aero India 2013? These 2 Fifth Gen Models

The Sukhoi-HAL Prospective Multirole Fighter seen here as a model for the first time and a model of India's re-designed Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) are about the only two things that I went looking for today at Yelahanka. Will post more about these two concepts this week.

12 comments :

Agnivesh said...

Aww.. his highness must have been so disappointed.

Debajyoti Mandhata said...

Is it the two seater version?

S2 said...

looks like they made some changes to the AMCA design...

Anonymous said...

With AMCA,I hope they calculate the right spec for the engine and have additional factor to compensate for future weight increase and not make mistake of Tejas? Find the engine then design the airframe around it.

Anonymous said...

apart from engines position both looks almost same. For AMCA, it would be better if Hal takes some design help from certain aerospace companies like Northrop-Grumman or Japanese Kawasaki as boeing or lockheed or sukhoi are strategic partners for their country.

Anonymous said...

Hope AMCA meets it's timeline.ADA have learnt a lesson from LCA, AMCA should not get delayed we are behind the schedule even Chinese have their J-20 & J-31 prototypes are already flying,we need AMCA & PAK FGFA to counter their stealths.

Anonymous said...

well AMCA it seems has taken off from drawing boards.Materialization of AMCA seems a distant dream,AMCA will suffer the same fate of LCA tejas.

Anonymous said...

well AMCA it seems has taken off from drawing boards.Materialization of AMCA seems a distant dream,AMCA will suffer the same fate of LCA tejas.

Rahul(Kolkata) said...

Only models, models and models....Offcourse also, tarikh per tarikh tarikh per tarikh...

Anonymous said...

by the time AMCA rolls out USAF will have their 6th GEN prototypes flying with new advanced weapons.

ADA is good at displaying models than Final products,they will never learn.Private aerospace firms are also not ready to invest heavily in R&D,well if the trend continues like this we will always have to play the catch up game.

Rahul said...

To an untrained eye AMCA concept looks more modern than PMFA.

Besides, best part is timeline. Both projects if synchronized properly would benefit each other so much so that in effort of 1.25 county could get value of 2..

Good Speed!

Anonymous said...

AMCA is a smaller and lesser capable aircraft than the fgfa. The design is simple as we are on the learning curve. FGFA design is brilliant and reflects its sukhoi pedigree. We can hope to catchup only after 2030 at the earliest.