The 2 Indian AMCA and TEDBF programs soon to be powered by the French company Safran

The official visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to France, on the occasion of the July 14 celebrations, was an opportunity to announce numerous initiatives aimed at strengthening the Franco-Indian strategic partnership, both in terms of defense issues than other areas, including civil nuclear power.

Beyond the upcoming order for 26 embarked combat aircraft Rafale M and 3 Scorpene submarines, several collaborations were announced in the joint design of a new air combat system, without it being known whether it was the AMCA or the TEDBF. However, the information from the joint press release was until then rather vague, even the question of collaboration in the field of turbojets was mentioned.

We now know more about this, thanks to a new article from irdw.org, which up to now has hardly been mistaken in these anticipations. Indeed, according to him, the launch of the program aimed at designing the combat aircraft that will replace the Su-30MKI in the Indian air force, would only be one step away from its official launch.

Safran will develop the AMCA and TEDBF turbojet engine

Above all, this program would be developed with the support of the French aeronautical industry, in particular the new turbojet engine which will power the device, which will be developed with the French company Safran.

the French engine manufacturer Safran will probably develop the turbojet engine for the Indian AMCA program
the AMCA combat aircraft will be powered by a reactor co-developed by the French Safran

According to information collected by the site, the development of the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft program can begin once the Cabinet Committee on Security, or CSS, has given its agreement and released the 15.000 crores, or €1,7 billion, for start work and develop prototypes.

While the first version of the aircraft will be powered by the American General Electric's F414 turbojet engine, the MK2 production version will be equipped with two new generation turbojet engines co-developed with the French company Safran, reactors which will also equip the new Indian Navy carrier-based fighter, the Twin Engined Deck-Based Fighter, or TEDBF program.

5 squadrons to equip for 400 turbojets


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