- Aug 19, 2009
Main problem for India and Sweden : no engine available, and no mature engine technological base. So no way.But Swedish cooperation with France, within the framework of the FCAS program, to develop a high-performance single-engine fighter, would open up opportunitiesmeta-defense.fr
Guys, here is a suggestion: Since Sweden has left Team tempest, why can't we invite Saab to partner us for development of AMCA?
I see SAAB as a natural partner for India to develop AMCA especially since they don't have any mature comparable programs and they can't develop one on their own without blowing the bank. South Korea might have been a partner if not for the fact that they are also the competition for both India's AMCA and sweden's Gripen-E.
- F-414 Engine is already common for both Tejas mk2 and Gripen-E. New Engine infrastructure investment can be eliminated for Sweden.
- Sweden has a timeline of 2031 to decide on Gripen c/d replacement platform. So SAAB has enough time to form a proper partnership and offer AMCA as replacement.
- SAAB has quite a lot of infrastructure for aviation development. They are no slouches in R&D as well as manufacture of aviation equipment. Instead of sending AMCA to France for intake testing and such, Swedish facilities can be used as part of Sweden's development work share.
- Sweden does not have its own FBW technology. It would be a good opportunity to built upon our indigenous FBW and make it export competitive.
- SAAB can work on integrating foreign weapons like MBDA and AMRAAMs. This could be part of their work share. Since Sweden will join NATO, they will need the aircraft to be compatible with NATO weapons. The aircraft will automatically become NATO compatible for future export prospects.
- Regarding project management, SAAB and DRDO/HAL proposing a time-line for development would make for a more compelling case compared to just HAL/DRDO alone.
- SAAB built a very cost effective platform the Gripen with very quick turnaround times. If that team works with HAL, the manufacturing and maintenance practices will be very economical as well as practical.
- The loyal wingman drone can be developed individually if needed or the Swedish AMCA version can have open architecture to integrate with any Europeon drone. Thus drone development cost can be eliminated to keep the program economical.
we have france with mature engine technological base ready to sell to even china for the right amount, the engine secrets shared to france by GE on behest of US govtMain problem for India and Sweden : no engine available, and no mature engine technological base. So no way.
What are the french technologies sold to china?we have france with mature engine technological base ready to sell to even china for the right amount, the engine secrets shared to france by GE on behest of US govt
The WZ-16 EngineWhat are the french technologies sold to china?
CFM engines are made of hot US core, only made by GE and french cold part, only made by Safran. That's all. Safran is fully independant for its own hot core, ass seen on M88, and on the next gen engine for SCAF fighter.
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