SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG.
Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria visited the Safran Aircraft Engine facility in Villaroche, France, where the M88 engine that is used on the Rafale fighter jet is produced. Bhadauria was given a tour of the facility and was also shown the final assembly of the M-88 engine. Safran Aircraft Engine also said that it is exploring opportunities to assemble the Safran M88 engine and manufacture components for the engine with HAL for additional batch of Rafale Aircraft for India and for any aircraft manufactured in India by HAL fitted with M88.
Earlier this year , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Aircraft Engines had signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) announcing their intent to work together on bringing niche engine technology to India.
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