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March 18, 2022 | International, Aerospace

L'Inde commence l'assemblage du prototype de l'AMCA, son avion de combat multi rôle de 5ème génération

L'entreprise d'état indienne HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd) a annoncé la fabrication du premier bord d'attaque du prototype de l'avion de combat multi rôle indien 5ème génération AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft). Le premier vol est prévu « pour 2024-2025 avec une mise en production début 2030 », selon Air & Cosmos. L'AMCA, d'une masse de 25 tonnes, aura une charge utile interne de 1.5 tonne et une charge utile externe de 5.5 tonnes en addition de 6.5 tonnes de carburant. Il sera disponible en version furtive et non furtive. Concernant ses deux moteurs, ses variantes connaîtront deux étapes : une version MK1 équipée des moteurs GE414 qui équipent le LCA Tejas (génération précédente d'avions de combats indiens), puis une version MK2 équipée d'une motorisation plus puissante (110kN, légèrement en dessous du NGF). « Un accord de collaboration devrait être signé prochainement avec Safran ou Rolls-Royce pour le développement de ce moteur », souligne Air & Cosmos, qui rappelle que Safran a déjà travaillé avec HAL sur le développement du moteur Shakti de son hélicoptère ALH.

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