India, a global pioneer in weapon development and one of the world's top five military forces, is continually refining and inventing new weapons and ammunition. The country's development plans for India's Secret Weapons appear to be unaffected by increased threats from both within and outside its boundaries.
Some of the secret weapons that the country is working on are shown in this piece. Read this article to know more
HAL Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is an Indian plan to develop fifth generation fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy. The AMCA will be a single-seat, twin-engine, stealth all-weather swing-role fighter aircraft.
The design of the aircraft is carried out by Aeronautical Development Organisation (ADA), an aircraft design and development agency created under Defence Research and Development Organisation. After the HAL Marut and the HAL Tejas, the AMCA would be India's third supersonic jet.
HAL AMCA is a super-maneuverable multirole combat aircraft developed for the air superiority, ground attack, bombing, intercepting, Strike and other types of duties. Its sophisticated avionics, supercruise, stealth, AESA radar, and mobility allow it to outmaneuver and defeat fighters of the previous generation as well as a wide range of land and sea defenses.
It has state of the art technologies, flight surfaces and controls, and two internal armament bays which can each hold four air-to-air missiles. It also comes armed with a 30 mm gun. The HAL AMCA is intended to have a top speed of Mach 2.5 and be able to operate at a height of almost 60,000 feet.
KALI, a top-secret weapon developed by India, will counter any uninvited missiles aimed towards India's peace and sovereignity. KALI stands for Kilo Ampere Linear Injector. The weapon is designed such that it may destroy missiles and aircrafts by soft-kill. The DRDO and the Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) worked together on its creation (BARC).
The Kali project was first begun by the then Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Dr. R. Chidambaram in the year 1985
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Sukhoi/FGFA was a fifth-generation fighter concept, based on the Russian Sukhoi Su-57. The Indian version would be a two-seater with pilot and co-pilot or weapon systems operator (WSO). In October 2019, the Indian Air Force Chief of Air Staff RKS Bhadauria stated that the country will not be importing stealth fighters like the SU-57, and will instead focus on indigenous efforts like the HAL AMCA.
This Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) or Perspective Multi-role Fighter is being built as a joint venture between Russia and India. It is being designed to compete with the F-22 Raptor and the F-35. It will contain a 30 mm cannon to accompany its multiple missiles. The two-man-crew fighter can travel at a height up to 65,000 feet while achieving speeds of Mach 2.3.
INS Aridhaman Or INS Arighat
"We have started working on the multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles [MIRV] version [Agni-VI]. It will carry four or six warheads depending upon their weight," DRDO missile technologists claimed. "