All that is fine.
#BREAKING : 1) The #Indian Air Force and ADA have confirmed that the first #Indian 5th generation AMCA fighter will be delivered in Mark-1 and Mark-2 configurations. The Mark-1 will be powered by F414-INS6 engines.
2) However, as has been confirmed by reliable sources, either the F414 or EJ-200 engine options are unacceptable for the 5.5 generation AMCA - in the Mark-2 version, as these engines were never designed with the low ESR technology required for stealth aircraft.
3) 5.5 AMCA will require an engine that has future growth potential for use in 6th generation manned and unmanned programs. #India is in talks with Rolls-Royce. The company has promised to jointly develop a new engine that will not be based on the EJ-200.
But will timelines be kept. We hear such bombastic announcements every now and then from GOI and PSU units and then the years drag on with nothing to show.
But seriously, we have not been able to even make a reliable flight worthy 75kn turbofan engine and we are dreaming of 5.5 generation Aero engines.
This is the fault with our scientists and engineers in DRDO etc. Making grandiose plans and announcements and then not knowing how to achieve it.
Set reasonable targets which can be achieved in a definite time frame.
Excuse my pessimism but as far as jet engines are concerned we have under performed. Not a lack of talent but mismanagement.
The private sector is treated as a pariah in defence while to the contrary they can add value to the research.
If the intended 5.5 generation jet engine materialises then Rolls Royce probably would be doing the major chunk of the work. Sad but true.
The Government needs to invest thousands of crores in the Turbofan Engine development. Also rope in the private sector.
Please get the Tejas mk2 /MWF to succeed first. Where is the first prototype?.