India, France to Collaborate for Engine of Advance Medium Combat Aircraft

Issue: 05-2022

India and France are close to finalising a deal, for the joint development of a 125Kilonewton (Newton is defined as the force which gives a mass of 1 kg an acceleration of 1 metre per second per second) thrust engine, for India’s fifthgeneration fighter aircraft programmed named AMCA. The deal is between DRDO and aero engine manufacturer Safran of France. The matter has been discussed with the Defence and Foreign Ministers of India and France to expedite the contract. It is hoped that the contract will be signed soon.