Greetings friends! I amiet and welcome to defence decode here in this video, we will be covering some latest updates from defence and 1st from these is about some statements and plans by DRDO and IAF to develop the new aero-engine for ORCA AND AMCA). So engine of both the program are plan as indigenous development by DRDO. The air force is likely to insist on a clause for the development of an indigenous aero-engine when it clears a multi-billion dollar program to go ahead with the next generation AMCA by the DRDO. as we have already talked about in the past, Engine technologies needed for future aircraft are available with nations like France, UK and the US while traditional ally Russia has lagged behind in the field.ked about in the past Now it’s very clear that MMRCA 2.0 is going to happen and about the top contenders with this clause they are very apparent now(its either US or FRANCE) So, this type of suggestion to connect indigenous ENGINE development with MMRCA could be seen as the major step towards our own aero-engine manufacturing ecosystem As you ORCA is IAF’s jet planned with 2 x Ge’s F404 and TEDBF the Indian navy’s jet planned with F414 but post 2030, they might run on our own TVC engines Similarly, AMCA’s 1st flight is also planned in 2026 and its 1st 2 squadrons will come with GE’s F414, and here 2026 is estimated date from the date MoD sanctions its fund ($1 Billion) for TD( years from granted amount date) RKS Bhadauria has asked local companies to show the same level of enthusiasm at indigenous fighter jet programs and come forward for greater participation in building fighter jets locally in India. and subsequently in the development of aero-engine too. as you know a plan to share jet engine technology under the US-India Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) has been suspended last year after little progress was made by the two sides after detailed discussions. on the other hand, Plans to develop the indigenous Kaveri fighter jet engine as part of the Rafale offsets deal have not taken off, even though presentations have been made by the French side on creating an aircraft engine ecosystem in India. So both of these aero-space giants were reluctant to share Engine tech that could might be one reason behind this Plan of DRDO to ask IAF to put an Engine Clause in the MMRCA2 .0 deal Now you are bound to assist in the indigenous engine development program even though presentations have been made by the French side on creating an aircraft engine ecosystem in India…so this option is also alive but this new clause inMMRCA2.0 might bring some more interesting offers and I think IAF is reluctant to go with Russia for AEro-Engine plan of AMCA and other jets, Russia has lagged behind in the field in comparison to their western counterparts. and its prime example is in front of us CHINA, who Revereenginred some of the Russian techs for their WS-15 which is still nowhere near to perfection So, Russian Aero Engine techs are not considered as advanced as westerns and that might also e a reason you are going to witness a winner of MMRCA from the west especially from France and US and I don’t think EUROjet will have any chance here bcz Europian jet EUROfighter Typhoo which is taking part in MMRCA is an expensive path a single jet will cost you around 140 million dollars. If the budget of the MMRCA has given less relevance then you will witness jets from US or France as winner otherwise Russian option is Immanent As far as Swedish Jet SAAB GRIPEN is concerned, I don’t think they have anything to offer from the new clause of jet engine techs Now let’s talk about the next Update which is about INS VIKRANT IAC-1 Vikrant likely to be commissioned by early 2021 Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL): Currently, phase three of the construction of Vikrant is under progress, which involves setting to work of machinery and equipment, like power generation and propulsion machinery. The third phase of construction will go on till acceptance of harbour and sea trials, sources added.