Stealth programmes for specialised software

By SP's Special Correspondent

July 01, 2013: As the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) progresses on two key stealth platforms, the advanced medium combat aircraft (AMCA) and unmanned strike air vehicle (USAV), it has identified a need for specialised new software to help the process. Among the key enabling technologies necessary to move forward substantively on both programmes, will be radar and infrared signatures on both platforms.

Top sources reveal that ADA has called for interest from India's IT sector to develop new software for specialised analysis of airframe cross section and heat signagtures. The software will require full-scale simulation capabilities, including scenario modelling in terms of radar threat, target and sensor trajectories, lock-on range, etc. The new software needs to have its own scripting language so that aeronautical scientists and developers can build in new modules according to development requirements.