Source : Indian Defence Updates (IDU)
|General Electric F-414 engine and its wide usage in several fighter jets around the world|
General Electric officials will arrive in India next month to advance talks with Hindustan Aeronautics for the license production deal for the F-414-INS6 engine that will be used to power the Tejas Mark 2 fighter jet.
Both companies are currently working on a licensing agreement that will clear the path for manufacturing these engines as well as carry out in-house repair and overhaul capabilities of the engine in India.
The Indian Air Force will procure around 200 Tejas Mark 2 fighter jets and 40 AMCA Mark 1 aircraft while the Navy has committed to procure around 60 TEDBF carrier-borne fighter and all these fighter jets will be powered by the same F-414-INS6 engine.