- Jun 27, 2020
Kaveri's OPR is 21 which is very less when compared to 30 of F414, hence low thrust, but increasing Kaveri's OPR to 30 & it's TET to 1850K will increase its dry thrust to 60KN, with a new afterburner it can achieve 98KN wet thrust .....Kaveri's current TET 1625K using single layer TBC & American blade material, it can be increased to 1850K, if Indigenous DMS4 blade is used along with Bi-layer TBC which is under developmentAre you saying that somehow that 200kg will be too high for a plane with MToW of 23tons and empty weight of 11tons? The engine is not a standalone part that will fly on its own. Also, the specifications for Kaveri are very old and hypothetical when it was not fully functional. The airflow of Kaveri being equal to F414 while producing 20% less thrust is suspicious. What is the extra air doing if not generating thrust? Is there air leakage in Kaveri?
Assuming that Kaveri will be a normal engine like any other, it should be able to replace M88 in Rafales similar to how Rafales used F404 for initial flight testing