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Safran and Rolls-Royce face off to power India's new generation AMCA fighter

Launched in 2010, the new generation medium fighter program Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft or AMCA , undoubtedly carries many ambitions in New Delhi and the entire Indian military aeronautical industry. The first prototype is expected for 2024, and industrial production, if the current schedule is respected, plans entry into service for the end of the decade, in order to take over from the older Su-30 MKIs. If HAL and the entire Indian industry now have the necessary skills to develop the airframe, the flight controls or even the avionics and weapon systems of the aircraft, there remains one area in which it knows how to do nothing. not be able to cope without external help, that of the design of the turbojet which will propel this twin engine weighing 25 tonnes under load.

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Fabrice Wolf
Fabrice Wolf
A former French naval aeronautics pilot, Fabrice is the editor and main author of the site. His areas of expertise are military aeronautics, defense economics, air and submarine warfare, and Akita inu.

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