India is known for the complexity and slowness of its defense aeronautical programs. In a previous report , we notably returned to the incredible MRCA series, which has promised for more than twenty years to modernize the Indian air force and which could still experience several years of catastrophic delays. In such a context, the Indian Navy had rather appeared to be a good student in recent years, with relevant aircraft purchases and relatively rapid deliveries, including for helicopters and maritime patrol aircraft.
Unfortunately, the rapid growth of Indian naval aviation ended up irremediably dragging the Indian Navy into the political maelstroms surrounding the national aviation industry. In a context of economic crisis and the emphasis on "Make In India", the Indian Navy's arguments in favor of a rapid acquisition of foreign twin-engine aircraft ended up turning against it. Indeed, according to Indian sources , the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) of the Ministry of Defense has officially launched the development of a new twin-engine naval aircraft, the TEDBF (Twin Engine Deck-Based Fighter).
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