HomeGE offers coproduction of F414-400 in India for AMCA fighterGeneral Electric offers 116kn class F414-400 engine co-development to India for the...

General Electric offers 116kn class F414-400 engine co-development to India for the AMCA program

Source : IgMp Bureau

General Electric offers 116kn class F414-400 engine co-development to India for the AMCA program
Representative Image



In a significant development US engine manufacturer General Electric has offered to co-develop and co-produce its F414-400 Enhanced Engine in India for the AMCA program that can develop a thrust of 116 kilonewton.

The revival of the General Electric offer to co-develop the engine coincides with the development of a 120 kilonewton F-414 enhanced performance engine variant for the US Navy.

General Electric has now received requisite permissions from the American weapons export control regime that was earlier reluctant to share core engine technology with India.

General Electric’s offer of the 116 kilonewton engine means that it can be used in both the AMCA Mk 1 and Mk 2 since it has the same length as the baseline F414 variant.

Industry Experts read this US turnaround as an attempt to retain its lead to power India’s indigenous fighter jet program as the US does not wish to cede this position to European engine manufacturers Safran and Rolls-Royce.

This revived American offer comes at a time when India and France are in final stage of negotiations for the joint development of a new engine with joint Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) under which India will have the right to carry out improvements and upgradation of the critical components as well as full control over export rights and it is still not clear if General Electric has made a similar offer to India.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Aatmanirbhar Bharat

All

IAF successfully conducts night vision goggles-aided landing in Eastern sector

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has achieved a significant milestone by successfully landing an aircraft using night vision goggles (NVG) for the first time...

With Project-75I Submarine Acquisition Facing Delays, MDL Shifts Focus to Indigenous 3,000-ton Project-76 Submarine Design

Source : IgMp Bureau Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL), India's premier shipyard, has announced its intention to develop an entirely indigenous conventional submarine design by...

AMCA 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Updates

AMCA to be integrated with sophisticated indigenous Distributed Aperture System (DAS) that making it a formidable air asset for the Indian Air Force

Source : IgMp Bureau India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on the brink of a revolutionary transformation with the integration of a sophisticated Distributed...

AMCA to incorporate the best features of both 5th and 6th Generation fighters: ADA sources

Source : IgMp Bureau India's strides toward indigenous air dominance receive a substantial boost with the green signal for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA)...

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Archive Months

Miscellanous

First major US hypersonic weapon likely to miss fielding goal

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push(); ...

India plans to equip Russian-origin Su-30MKIs with indigenous ‘Virupaaksha’ radar

Source: ANI Working on upgrading its fleet of its Russian-origin Su-30MKI combat aircraft, the Indian Air Force is planning to equip them with an indigenous...

Israeli Air Strikes Kill 2 Senior Terrorist Commanders in Gaza

Source : Asian News International (ANI) Israeli Air Strikes Kill 2 Senior Terrorist Commanders in Gaza Tel Aviv (Israel):Β Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have killed...

Confrontation between Tehran, Tel Aviv “not over yet”: Israel’s Defence Minister Yoav Gallant

Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said on Sunday that the confrontation between Iran and Israel is "not over yet." His remarks came after Iran...
Visits
error: Content is protected !!