HAL, GE to produce jet engines for LCA Tejas Mark 2, AMCA fighter jets in India

The jet engines for LCA Tejas Mark 2 and the first two squadrons of the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft would be produced within the country together by US based GE Aerospace and India’s DPSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as all the clearances have been received from the United States (US).

Earlier on 22 June 2023, GE Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DPSU HAL to produce F414 jet engines for the Indian Air Force in India. 

The HAL and GE would be producing these engines jointly in a facility in India.

As of now, both of these fighter jets are currently under development.

Earlier on 30th August 2023 the Cabinet Committee on Security, India cleared the development of LCA Mark 2 fighter aircraft, which would be a replacement for the Mirage 2000, Jaguar and MiG-29 combat aircraft in the Indian Air Force (IAF).

As of now this project has been cleared by the government, and the development of the fighter jet is expected to be completed by 2027 after extensive flying trials and other related work.

The AMCA aircraft development proposal is also with the government and is expected to be approved in the near future.

Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/all-us-clearances-received-hal-ge-to-produce-jet-engines-for-lca-mark2-amca-fighter-jets-in-india/articleshow/105314974.cms