SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Pune-Based Bharat Forge is in talks to bid to be the technology partner for the upcoming Engine consortium company in India that will be in charge of the joint development of a new 110-130kN Class of jet engine for India’s AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft) program.
Engine consortium company will be led by the Defence PSUs like ADA (Aeronautical Development Agency), GTRE (Gas Turbine Research Establishment), HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics), and Private sector companies participation is expected so to be part of the Tier-I and II supply chain of the engine components when it is under production.
Bharat Forge that has expertise in the development of materials, material transformation, forging, machining, assembly, and sub-systems sees the aero engine in the country as the next growth area that the company wants to focus on as it is already making components for Rolls-Royce, Boeing, and others.
DRDO’s GTRE is in talks with French Safran, United States General Electric, and UK’s Rolls-Royce for the co-development of a new engine that will be used on the AMCA MkII fighter jets.
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