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The AERONAUTICAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (ADA) of India's Ministry of Defence was established at Bangalore, in 1984 to oversee the development of the nation's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program. Currently, it is involved in the design and development of multiple versions of LCA, HAL AMCA and UCAV. C.D. Balaji is the Director of ADA.

ADA has established an advanced, state-of-the-art computing centre with several powerful equipment and software. ADA has developed specialised software in the fields of computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), avionics, systems, independent validation and verification, flight simulation. The spin-off benefits of the research and development are realised with help of commercial partnerships with leading multi-national companies, such as Boeing, Airbus, IBM, Dassault, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC). The following are some of the software developed for the LCA-Tejas development program.

Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)

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