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Light Combat Aircraft To Use Foreign Engine, Say Sources

June 18 2012


The Indian government has decided not to build its own engine for the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-2, reports Defense News.

The Kaveri engine program, launched two decades ago, still does not meet air force requirements, said Defense Ministry sources.

The LCA Mark-2 will be powered by U.S. company General Electric's GE-414 engine, which has been short-listed over Germany's Eurojet, said the sources.

The Indian aircraft is still under development at Bangalore's...

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