Yes but still forgot how things are planned. The original report post the deal sign also consisted the following. Credit to E&Y .
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What are those products. Please
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Refer to the MBDA tech being a]
Can we assume Kaveri will be integrated and certified in Tejas by 2020 ?
So all Tejas made after 2020 will be of mk1A status with Kaveri engine .
Meanwhile mk2 will be housing GEF414 engines ?
Kaveri integration needs to be seen..even if a test prototype is available, it would be good..
If Snecma Safran get airworthy certification done then it will be even better..
I believe a Safaranised Kaveri powered LCAMk1A should be available post 2022 with almost all certifications for sure.
Regarding future Tejas iterations, once Safranised Kaveri is available, I doubt we will look at Ge 414 for future versions.. it will be using better versions of Kaveri Family of engines only..
Best post of the day..
The winner will not earn a lot of money with that bid !France promises 20 billion compensation to Belgium, if it buys its Rafale fighter plane
France offers 20 billion euros in compensation if Belgium buys the Rafale from the French manufacturer Dassault.
France has already promised a “strategic and economic partnership” if the Belgian federal government chooses the Rafale and not the competitors F-35 and Eurofighter to replace the F-16s. Paris, and Dassault Aviation have since worked on a concrete proposal to seduce the Belgian government.
Paris seemed to be out of play by not respecting the procedure set up by the federal government to replace fighter jets. However it appears that, as of now, that the French government and Dassault are not adhering to the procedure, as they are seeking to offer more economic compensation to Belgian industry than is feasible within the framework originally established by the Belgian government.
Dassault promises an economic return of 100% of the purchase price, which amounts to about 20 billion euros over 20 years and more than 5,000 high-tech jobs.
France’s Dassault Aviation Group announced its orders and deliveries for 2017 on 8 January, ahead of the company’s annual financial report in March.
According to Dassault, nine Rafale aircraft were delivered during the year, with one aircraft for France, and a further eight to Egypt, in line with the company’s forecasted rates. The level was stable compared to 2016 rates of production, when six aircraft were delivered to the French military and three to Egypt.
The company also delivered one Rafale to the French Navy retrofitted to the aircraft’s F3 standard. The F3 standard covers improved digitisation, an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, and the ability to carry a greater range of sensors and targeting systems.
The company currently has a backlog of 101 Rafale aircraft, of which 31 are for the French military and 70 are for export customers. This is to be boosted by a further 12 aircraft once the company received a down-payment from Qatar for the aircraft ordered in December 2017. In 2016, the company had a backlog of 110 Rafale aircraft, with 32 for the French military and 78 for export customers.
Dassault also recorded an increase in orders for its Falcon business jet, with 41 aircraft ordered compared with 33 in 2016. Cancellations also declined year-on-year for the Falcon, with 12 aircraft cancelled in 2016 compared with three in 2017.