Indian NTDV released the detailed drawings of the Indian Navy’s new carrier-based aircraft design.
Dubbed Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter(TEDBF) is being studied by the Indian Aeronautical Design Agency (ADA) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The design of an Air Force variant of the jet, the Omni Role Combat Aircraft (ORCA), with significant design differences, is also being studied. This variant would weigh a ton less than the Naval option since it would not need heavy reinforced landing gear required for operations from the deck of an aircraft carrier.
The development time-scale for the project has been pegged at six years from the time initial funding has been provided.