Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
French jet engine maker Safran offers full tech transfer and collaboration on Next Gen Engine for AMCA Mk2
Now that the F-414 deal has been done and dusted with the American firm General Electric Aerospace, the Indian Ministry of Defence has begun to look at the co-development of a 120-kilonewton class Next Generation jet engine seriously, with thermal signature management for the AMCA 5th Generation stealth fighter program which will have the potential to be utilized in Sixth generation fighter jets as well.
An Indian team led by the Project Director of the high thrust engine development program for the AMCA program received a briefing in Paris from French engine manufacturer Safran at the Paris Air Show 2023 during which Safran pitched a co-development offer with full Transfer of Technology without any restriction on any kind of sensitive issues for the AMCA Mark 2.
The co-development would mean a clear division of work between the DRDO and the foreign collaborator which will be a learning process for both sides as issues like design involving the thrust-to-weight ratio and the manufacturing process will have to be discussed in detail.
General Electric is also seen as a strong contender after the F-414 local production deal, while the British firm Rolls-Royce is also serious and it will also come up with an offer very soon. French jet engine maker Safran offers full tech transfer and collaboration on Next Gen Engine for AMCA Mk2 IgMp