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DRDO in talks with international firms for advanced fighter jet engine

India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is in talks with international firms for the development of an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) for the Indian Air Force and Navy. As of now the basic design configuration has been frozen after wind- tunnel testing and there are three critical technologies to be developed - stealth, thrust vectoring and super cruise. While stealth technologies will be developed by the DRDO, the organisation is partnering with Russia for thrust vectoring. Super cruise essentially requires a high-capacity engine of 110 KN for which DRDO is looking for partnerships and discussions are on with global engine manufacturers. AMCA would be a medium fifth-generation fighter aircraft, and first four prototypes are expected in 2019.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/development-of-indigenous-amca-on-track/article6913681.ece

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