A new building to house R&D activities for development of India's Fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) was inaugurated at the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) complex in Bangalore.
On Thursday, Indian defence minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a seven-storeyed Flight Control System (FCS) Integration facility at Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), a DRDO lab. The complex has been constructed in record 45 days, with in-house hybrid technology consisting of conventional, pre-engineered and precast methodology.
The technology has been developed by DRDO with the help of Larsen & Toubro (L&T). Design check and technical support has been provided by the teams of IIT Madras and IIT Roorkee.
This FCS facility will support Research & Development (R&D) activities for developing Avionics for Fighter Aircraft and FCS for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft. The complex will also provide simulator training to the pilots of combat aircraft, the Indian MoD said in a statement.
The simulators provide an opportunity to learn by making mistakes without the possibility of any kinds of losses.