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Thread: Tejas Mk1 and Mk2 thread

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    It will very likely be the GE F-414 INS6 or a higher thrust derivative. India will need to tie up with GE to develop the F-414 EPE Enhanced Engine, which will generate ~26,400 lbs of thrust in afterburner. GE had already supplied 2 F-414-INS6 engines to ADA for the Mk2 program back in 2017. Should be eminently doable for GE to get a Tejas Mk2 specific F-414 Enhanced Engine variant.

    Separate to the Boeing effort with Northrop Grumman, GE Aviation and the Navy have spent $100 million over 10 years developing elements of an F414-GE-400 “enhanced engine” upgrade, involving changes to the combustor and high-pressure turbine. Tests indicate the enhanced engine would provide 3 percent lower fuel consumption, increased time on wing and optionally 20 percent more thrust.

    Engine Upgrade

    Separate to the Boeing effort with Northrop Grumman, GE Aviation and the Navy have spent $100 million over 10 years developing elements of an F414-GE-400 “enhanced engine” upgrade, involving changes to the combustor and high-pressure turbine. Tests indicate the enhanced engine would provide 3 percent lower fuel consumption, increased time on wing and optionally 20 percent more thrust.

    “You could run [the engine] at today’s thrust level–22,000 pounds–with new materials and get a significant increase in time-on-wing because it’s more durable,” said Daniel Meador, of GE Aviation military systems operations. “If the customer needed an improvement in capability, they could do that, the hardware is already there. They could change the FADEC [full-authority digital engine control] software and get a 20-percent increase in thrust. You would see today’s excellent durability at a higher temperature.”
    Boeing pitches Advanced Super Hornet for future threats

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    https://www.deccanchronicle.com/amp/...tns-sulur.html

    -The Tejas test fleet has completed 4000 sorties till date and the nine SP acs in Squadron service has completed another 1000 sorties. 1000 sorties in such a short span of time is a remarkable feat considering that SP-7, 8 and 9 have been delivered to the squadron just recently.

    -The newly established second production line will start operations from next month.

    - A simulator will be installed at the Sulur airforce station to train young pilots before they take Tejas to the skies.

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    All nice but he should stop calling the F-16 as Tejas in the picture
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    From the Cockpit of LCA Tejas : An Interview with Air Commodore Harish Nayani



    Last edited by Austin; 2nd June 2018 at 18:07.
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    From the Cockpit of LCA Tejas : An Interview with Air Cmde Rohit Varma (Part 1)



    Part 2

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    Good videos, thanks for sharing, fascinating to listen to their stories and life experiences.

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    Tejas prototype fitted with the indigenous LRDE Uttam AESA radar



    Brochure from DefExpo 2018.

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    Know about Indigenous LCA TEJAS By Wing Commander Manish Tolani & Team

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    Finally, long investment in Kaveri is paying off .... to be integrated with an aircraft for limited envelope flight testing. Kudo to the involved people for investing their life in the program!!


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    France's Safran Aircraft Engines, which carried out a technical audit on @DRDO_India's Kaveri jet engine development program, has stated in a report that the engine had attained sufficient maturity to be integrated with an aircraft for limited envelope flight testing

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    Interesting development. To be integrated with an aircraft: does that mean to be hung on a quad (egA340/B747) in place of existing engine to allow testing?
    Sum ergo cogito

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    Integrated means that it would be part or all the propulsion system.
    Last edited by TomcatViP; 22nd June 2018 at 14:22.

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    @Tomcat

    Thanks for that. So we will see an LCA powered by a Kaveri sometime not SO far into the future?
    Sum ergo cogito

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    Safe to say before 2019 independence day i guess.

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    Interesting development. To be integrated with an aircraft: does that mean to be hung on a quad (egA340/B747) in place of existing engine to allow testing?
    Even though Kaveri went through altitude testing in Russia, it would still be the smart thing to do.

    One test data shows satisfactory operation up to M 0.85 and 15km, it should be placed into an instrumented LCA.
    Last edited by djcross; 23rd June 2018 at 06:36.

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