Source : IgMp Bureau
CCS close to completing review of AMCA program; To clear for prototype development in September
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) is almost close to completing the review of the AMCA 5th generation stealth fighter jet program and it will receive clearance from the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in mid-September after which 15,000 crore rupees funds will be cleared for the production of four prototypes for extensive developmental trials.
The rollout of the first AMCA prototype is to happen in mid-2026 and the first flight will take place in late 2027.
The following variant, AMCA Mk2, will feature a newer and higher-thrust engine. AMCA Mk2 is planned to go into production by 2035-36, with IAF planning to procure 100 units. The use of a more advanced engine to enhance the aircraft’s performance, ensuring its effectiveness in future operations.
The AMCA project is a gateway to the future, for India’s indigenous aerospace industry. With this advanced stealth fighter project, India aims to flourish its own aerospace industry, reduce dependence on foreign countries, and enhance its overall combat capabilities with indigenous products.
The AMCA will play an important role in the war planning of the Indian Air Force and also in its air power assets, and will be an asset in safeguarding the motherland. CCS close to completing review of AMCA program; To clear for prototype development in September CCS close to completing review of AMCA program; To clear for prototype development in September IgMp