- Sep 15, 2021
Yor are totally wrong man.Let's assume that GE gives ToT to India & India sanctions GE then do you think HAL will be able to manufacture F414 with the ToT alone & without importing components through GE? Like I said in my reply a few posts earlier we have ToT for Russian engines for Sukhoi AL31F, and we still import raw materials alloy for the hot section.
Likewise, GE will give us ToT for the engine but not for the alloy which is crucial to manufacturing the hot section components. For other commodity components, HAL can either manufacture itself or get it manufactured by some vendor based in India or abroad.
For ex- you want to buy a property, and you paid advance to the seller with a deal, and also paid advance money to a construction firm. Now you are doubting with decision by considering natural disasters like volcano eruption, collision of moon with earth etc, my advice- don't overthink with non sense.
Note- its less than a billion $ deal and you are talking about hot section and french snecma asking about 5~6 bil $ for jv.
Once again- ADA/GoI and GE signed a deal a decade ago to supply and local manufacture ge414 engine.
Now tejas mk2 entered construction phase- Boeing asking US gov approval, a normal procedure.
For your info- this deal is better than previous one, ie ge404, where we stuck with working ones, but in this case we can mro, buy and store critical parts etc like turkey did with their f16s when they brought s400, plus create jobs & bring high end manufacturing/assembling tech.
Its a billion $ deal including 99 engines and you are talking about hot section, I'm sorry,becz I'm clueless and I don't know what to say. Its like assembling tech with limited manufacturing tech like made in india iphone/smart phone but better.
For Hot section tech, consider AMCA engine JV.