SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
The indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) would be built under Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) route that will see Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and private investors, idrw.org has been informed that Indian Navy is also exploring thoughts of also developing Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) production in similar lines to ease out production woes and negate any possible delays.
Dubbed as a “5th generation minus” fighter jet, TEDBF will be an advanced deck-based fighter jet program with its near 5th gen capabilities and with assured orders of 45 units that will expand to 100 when it enters production, Navy seems to be interested in exploring SPV route for the program.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will be manufacturing four to five initial prototypes that will be used for flight trials and will require the setting up of a new production line in existing facilities when it enters production.
HAL plans to begin negotiations with interested private sector companies as soon as the project gets clearance from Committee on Security (CCS) for the AMCA program where private companies will form a majority stake in a new joint venture that will manufacture AMCA fighter jets in a production line that will come up in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore district.
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