Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
|An Artistic CGI of Tejas Mk2 by Artist Kuntal Biswas|
We had reported recently that the Indian Air Force has committed to procure 6 squadrons of Tejas Mk2 (106 jets) fighter jets and the Air Force will procure 4 (72 jets) additional squadrons of Tejas Mk2 at a later stage.
An advanced Airborne Electronic Attack variant of the Tejas Mk2 might also be developed that will need additional power from the engine for which the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) will need to wait till 2035 before the new engine is ready.
Safran has quoted around $6 billion dollars to jointly develop the 110 kilonewton engine and after clearing all ground and flight trials the new engine will enter production by 2035.