SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Rolls-Royce has reinstated its stand that it is ready to co-develop a new engine for India’s 5th generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program co-creating the intellectual property (IP) that goes into a new fighter engine.
Rolls-Royce claimed at Aero India that a new engine will be fully customized for India’s AMCA program with growth prospects for future next-generation fighter jets can be developed within a decade.
Rolls-Royce officials claimed that all IP for critical combat engine technology with rest with India, allowing future customization and improvisations.
India is having talks with French Safran and American General Electric for the co-development of the new engine along with Rolls-Royce. It’s likely that the engine program will take off by 2025 with the engine completing mandatory developmental and flight trials by 2033 and entering production in 2035 and will be used to power the Mk2 variant of the AMCA that will be the first to feature new engines and later will be re-equipped also on the Tejas Mk2 and TEDBF with possibility of also making it into HLFT-42.
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