Any reason for posting this in AMCA thread? this should be in that single engine F16/Gripen thread.
I guess development is still on as they need to check avionics and airframe with F414, which is a major milestone. Parallely engine development for >110KN thrust would be carried out.The delay with AMCA has nothing to do with the govt, the engine is yet to be finalized before development can continue.
I guess development is still on as they need to check avionics and airframe with F414, which is a major milestone. Parallely engine development for >110KN thrust would be carried out.
Most probably by 3rd quarter of this year JV for engine development of AMCA will be announced. By the time other plane modules are verified we might have developed engine(Joint-Venture) also, like somewhere around 2025. Integration and testing again should start from 2025.
If everything goes as per plan and Joint-venture for engine development does not face any major challenge then I guess we are doing good. This is my speculation after following all the deeper news links and annual reports.
because it doesnt take effort to promise the moon. (sorry, couldnt resist the troll moment)These are some aggressive timelines for AMCA (NGTD) TD's.
Just 3.5 years from PDR to first flight?
Also saurav jha has tweeted Fe414 INS6 for TD's.
Is this news true?
Not one word is true. I'll be happy if they make a 90KN Kaveri for the LCA Mk1A. For thrust well above 100KN, we are yet to pick a partner and get started. The Kaveri's engine life is not particularly impressive. It's about 3000 hours. But this is with using obsolete materials. Newer materials can improve TTL and thrust.
Also, MKI will not get Kaveri. The MKI will receive newer 145KN engines from Russia.
basically dude did a lot of BSing using technical language? He seems to have worked hard at it
The vendors would be required to design tooling and processes for manufacturing parts based on the drawings presented by the DRDO , prepare sub-assembly jigs and test rigs for the components, LRUs and the whole airframe. The NGTD would be integrated at the Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) Facility at the Sulur Air Force Base, Coimbatore. FACO would include infrastructure and hanger spacing provided by DRDO where the final assembly, integration and flight testing would be conducted.