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Engines for being created within the project Advanced Multirole Combat Aircraft (AMCA) combat aircraft India plans to develop on the basis of French, British and American samples, while the traditional partner country, Russia, in this kind of technology is behind, say in The Economic Times.
The publication notes that the Indians want to avoid the problems faced by the Chinese, who have no reliable program of aircraft engines has become a serious obstacle to the development of weapons. The Economic Times, citing its own sources, reports that the fighters of the first two squadrons will be equipped with power plants F414, which is currently getting an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet.
In September, the military commentator Viktor Litovkin TASS said that the Indian side will resume cooperation with the Russian to build its own fifth generation fighter when the su-57 will receive the engine of the second stage.
In April 2018 Jane’s 360 reported that India has suspended cooperation with Russia on the draft Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), involving the creation on the basis of the su-57 India’s first fifth generation fighter.
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