Today we will learn about the Indian Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter Program. According to the latest news, the Indian government has given the green signal to this fighter. Let's find out what this means and how it works.
You may be familiar with the fact that the light combat aircraft Tejas was rejected by the Indian Navy as having a low power engine as well as a single-engine. The Navy has been demanding a twin-engine aircraft since the beginning. According to recent news, the Government of India has given the green signal to the twin-engine deck based fighter program. This jet will make its maiden flight in at least two thousand twenty-six years to come. According to the news, the fighter will be powered by Jet General Electric's F4 and 4 power engines. The engine that powers the FA18 Super Hornet means it will be on par with the fighter jet.
The Indian Navy has been demanding fighter jets like this from the very beginning. Which fighter jet can stay in the air for at least two hours. And can carry at least six air-to-air missiles. The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas can carry six air-to-air missiles, but the ability to stay in the air does not suit the Navy. Anyway, Teja's ability to stay in the air can be increased by increasing the capacity of the fuel tanker, but one engine of the Tejas aircraft is not enough for the drag it will create.
Also according to this news, the twin-engine deck based fighter will fly seen in the year 2026. And then in 2-3 years, it will go into the production line. That means the production of this fighter jet will be completed by 2029. And in the year 2030, this fighter jet will be delivered to the Indian Navy. And this will be the year when the MiG-29 on INS Vikramaditya will retire from service. Only then will these fighters join the Jet Sena. This jet will have a General Electronics F414 engine which will be fitted in the engine Tejas Mak2. This means that the Navy and the Army will use the same type of engine which will solve the problem of logistics.
Overall, this program will provide strength to the Indian Army. And will be able to provide such security as impenetrable.