- Jul 20, 2009
India will do this upgrade on its own. There is no other option now. In the end only noteworthy import will be engine, which HAL manufactures . Every other equipment will be replaced with Indian/ Israeli ones.
No.. they are overhauled in Kanpur. Issue will be procurement of Titanium alloy for manufacturing. HAL has plenty experience in maintaining these.
HAL only assembles the engines, not manufacture them.
Almost 80% of the headache is making the turbine stage.
It's not about titanium alloy, it's breeding the single crystal structures which is the problem.
NO ONE will give India or Pakistan that technology,