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Medium Combat Aircraft

India's DRDO intends to develop a stealthy Medium Combat Aircraft, a further extension of its LCA design, in order to replace the Jaguar and Mirage inventory beginning around 2010. Development costs are expected to be over US$2 billion. As of mid-1997 the MCA design concept had no vertical stabilizer and employed an advanced flight control system coupled to axisymetric nozzles. The twin engined aircraft is planned to have a thrust ratio of 7:8:1, and GE, SNECMA, and Klimov have all offered to provide the engines for this aircraft.

Specifications

Country of Origin India
Builder
Role multi-role attack
Similar Aircraft
Wing Span
Length
Height
Weight
Engine two
Maximum speed
Cruising speed
Range
Service Ceiling
Armament
Crew one
Cost
User Countries India

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