Midhani is now upgrading these with more exotic materials which they have just recently developed and new thermal coating will improve it further.Pretty good then. It's no different from any western 4th gen engine. Only short of engines like M88 and EJ200.
I'll be really happy if we achieve temperatures above 1800deg C by 2030 on operational designs. That will put us on par with the latest Russian engine.Midhani is now upgrading these with more exotic materials which they have just recently developed and new thermal coating will improve it further.
No doubt that Rolls Royce, snecma, are making noise that they are ready to transfer engine technology to India. They know by 2030 india will be self sufficient in engine technology, in at least what they have now. Future advent type engine technology with 2350 degrees c TET will be a generation ahead of what we will have by then. But even with ej200, ge414, snecma m88 level of technology we should not have any problem by then....
Nothing's closed. They are moving into uncharted territory, so they are being overly cautious. New class of frigates beyond Nilgiri class have to be designed for marine Kaveri to be used. So let's hope the next batch of frigates will carry it.Seeing any effort on that ? I was so disappointed when news from the Kaveri Marine engine died down. Is the project closed ?
This is such a storm in a teacup
Long time no see. You were missed. Both you @Aashish seem to operate in packs. Either you're prolific together or MIA together.This is such a storm in a teacup
Yes it's true that India lacks flying test beds but this really isn't as big of a deal as some would like us to believe.
FTBs have been lacking in the past but when required have emerged- HAL has multiple FTBs for testing of SARs, EO payloads, transponders, SATCOMs etc etc.
When Kaveri is ready to be flight tested it will be- the platform will come.
Look at UTTAM- they moved from a ground test centre to a helicopter now to a biz jet FTB and a LCA LSP.
India-UK to work jointly in jet engine developmentAccording to the UK Minister for Defence Procurement James Heappey, “Soon there will be a government to government agreement related to collaboration in developing a jet engine.” Without elaborating further the visiting minister indicated that the announcement will come soon.