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India and France to sign 125 KN engine deal in 2023; First Flight Test in 2030

Source : IgMp Bureau

India and France to sign 125 KN engine deal in 2023; First Flight Test in 2030
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We the IgMp were the first to report you all about the possible development of an engine for AMCA stealth fighter with French Engine Maker Safran 2 years back !! And now the reports are coming in that the Joint Development Deal for a 125-kilonewton class engine is on the verge of completion,

The Indian Air Force will procure 40 AMCA Mark I jets immediately after completion of flight certification and basic weapons trials. While the AMCA Mark II will enter production in 2035 with a new powerful engine generating 125 kilonewton of thrust, for which, talks with French Engine maker SAFRAN have progressed, and a contract will be signed in 2023.

The first flight of the new engine is planned for 2030 on a Rafale testbed aircraft of Dassault Aviation, and the engine is expected to be cleared for production in 2033.

 This 125 kilonewton engine will also replace the American F-414 engines of AMCA Mark 1, Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) and Tejas Mk 2 or Medium Weight Fighter (MWF).

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