India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and France's Snecma are close to finalizing plans for a new 20,230-lb.-thrust turbofan engine to be developed and built under a joint venture, potentially for the Asian giant's light and advanced medium combat aircraft. The two have worked out a comprehensive work-share arrangement that is expected to come up for government approval before June. Based on India's floundering Kaveri powerplant, a Snecma M88 ECO core and several ...

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