- Nov 23, 2017
F404's 55/85kN combat Thrust is reliable & stable.I may sound stupid also may be irrelevant from current topic but only to satisfy my childish knowledge just have one query
The Jet engine we are using in Tejas LCA of general electric has trust of 45 to 85 KN and that of kaveri engine is of 65 to 75 KN so why are we not assembling it just for not fulfilling the requirements of 85 KN
We all know that we never go or try to touch the max speed in any vehicle
Again sorry for being idiot or ignorant on many avionic concept
While 55kN dry thrust on Kaveri was a decent achievement the targeted wet thrust was not achieved. Even the 75kN was not stable. Its 200kg heavier besides.
Kaveri was a stepping stone to future development, but not upto the mark for operational deployment.