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Indian fighters "Tejas" left without a French engine Kaveri

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The Indian domestic fighter "Tejas" was left without a French Kaveri engine. According to The Economic Times, the Organization for Defense Research and Development of the Ministry of Defense of India (DRDO) refused to further cooperation with the French company Safran.


Indian fighters "Tejas" left without a French engine Kaveri


The French company took part in the development of the Kaveri engine. The work was carried out as part of the compensation program for the acquisition of 36 fighter "Rafal", for which the company produces engines and electronics. However, according to the Indian publication, the engine design project ran into problems associated with the high cost of French services and technology.

Thus, DRDO no longer considers the Kaveri engine as a power plant for a batch of 83 LCA aircraft or a version of the Mk.2 aircraft. Most likely, "Tejas" will be equipped with engines supplied by the American General Electric.

Tejas multi-purpose single-engine supersonic fighter was adopted by the Indian Air Force in February this year. Its development began in the 1983 year and lasted more than 30 years. 60% aircraft is a proprietary product of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and the Indian Ministry of Defense. It is assumed that the Tejas fighters will replace the Russian MiG-21 in the Indian Air Force.

The Indian Air Force Command previously placed an order for more than Tejas 120 fighter jets. According to the plans of the Air Force, the fighters will go into service before the 2025 year.
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Indian Defense Ministry
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  1. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 16 August 2019 16: 21
    +4
    For 30 years, they could have developed their own engine or copied some foreign one that was not the most sophisticated. They’re doing rockets, but your engine for your plane didn’t reach your hands?
    1. neri73-r
      neri73-r 16 August 2019 16: 24
      +3
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      For 30 years, they could have developed their own engine or copied some foreign one that was not the most sophisticated. They’re doing rockets, but your engine for your plane didn’t reach your hands?

      It would be easier for them to buy an engine from us, it would be an order of magnitude cheaper.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 16 August 2019 16: 34
        +2
        Quote: neri73-r
        It would be easier for them to buy an engine from us, it would be an order of magnitude cheaper.

        It can be seen that the horoscope did not converge with the kickbacks at one time ... but maybe the policy is expedient ..
      2. TermNachTer
        TermNachTer 17 August 2019 20: 46
        0
        Interestingly, the Indians will also "divorce" mattress mats or will it fail?
    2. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 16 August 2019 16: 37
      +1
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      For 30 years, they could have developed their own engine or copied some foreign one that was not the most sophisticated. They’re doing rockets, but your engine for your plane didn’t reach your hands?

      Everyone needs India as a market, not as a competitor. All the same, engines are difficult. One can be convinced by the example of China itself. And India made attempts to master the production of engines, using its own market as a bonus to everyone who is ready to assist in this.

      The American engine developer General Electric (GE) plans to deliver the first F414INS6 engine (hereinafter F414), which will be installed on the Tejas Mark II, in September this year.

      The maximum traction force of the F414 is 98 kilonewtons (kN), which makes the Tejas Mark II faster and more manoeuvrable than the current Mark I version (which supports the GE F404-IN engine with a maximum traction of 84 kN). The new F414 will also provide the Tejas Naval with sufficient traction to take off from the deck of an aircraft carrier with a run of just 200 meters.

      In 2010, the Aviation Development Administration (ADA), which implements the Tejas program, opted for General Electric (preferring the Eurojet Turbo consortium) as the power plant contractor for the national Indian fighter Tejas and entered into an agreement with it to supply 99 engines for modification Mark II. Of the specified number, 16 units will be transferred assembled so that the ADA can use them in the construction of prototypes of the Tejas Mark II, which are intended for ground static and resource, as well as flight tests.

      At the same time, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will deploy production facilities in Bangalore to manufacture the remaining 83 engines. Given that the Air Force and Navy are likely to order at least 160 Tejas Mark II aircraft, the HAL plant will eventually produce about 700 engines (based on the fact that the fighter uses 3,5 design power plants over the course of its calendar life) .


      But if GE managed to conclude a contract for the supply of the F414, then getting a larger prize will be very difficult: we are talking about delivering a more powerful version of the F414 for the promising fifth-generation Indian middle-class fighter (AMCA), which ADA plans to develop, and to purchase the Indian Air Force in quantities 200 units.

      http://periscope2.ru/2015/07/15/8418/
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 16 August 2019 19: 50
        0
        I’m not sure that Indians today will take part in the project for these super engines, and tomorrow they will not leave the project, and not just, but with a scandal ...
        There is something gypsy in their nature ... laughing
        1. Kruglov
          Kruglov 17 August 2019 18: 27
          0
          Gypsies themselves are immigrants from India. So, there is nothing surprising in the habits of the Indians. In a word, a sudra is unkempt.
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 16 August 2019 16: 56
      +2
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      For 30 years, they could have developed their own engine or copied some foreign of the most sophisticated

      It was necessary not to show off, but to buy a license and all.
      1. maxim947
        maxim947 16 August 2019 17: 24
        +2
        The Indians have the same rake ... An indefatigable people, because there is a positive experience with us, so no, everyone is trying to lay eggs in different baskets. Their defense is distributed along the castes along the way. So the military budget is being pulled in different directions.
    4. hydrox
      hydrox 16 August 2019 19: 46
      +3
      Quote: KVU-NSVD
      They’re doing rockets, but your hand for your plane didn’t reach your hands?


      Do not forget that India didn’t come out of feudalism to the fullest extent, and you want them to make engines at the level of the 4 leading countries of the world.
      It is enough that under our leadership they made Brahmos (which they are now swinging like a club), but they behave in such a way that everyone would think that Russia from India "on parcels" serves for a dollar an hour.
      We grit our teeth ... sad
    5. cormorant
      cormorant 16 August 2019 20: 41
      +1
      These are the ones that nose up from our Su-57!
    6. bratchanin3
      bratchanin3 17 August 2019 11: 11
      +1
      Rather, there was not enough money.
  2. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
    Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 16 August 2019 16: 23
    +3
    India is like a heifer who sucks milk from several mothers. Either France, Now Russia, Or the United States, its own in "Teil" was enough for 60%, and it did not work, where is your own plane with a history of development in more than 30 years? Hindus, like all money, are sawing. There is no shipbuilding of its own, there is no aircraft of its own, tanks - well, maybe request How and what are the Indians going to fight with Pakistan, and given the history of the last century, it is possible with the PRC. If you bet, I’ll bet on Pakistan, and the Chinese are helping him.
    1. Maxwrx
      Maxwrx 16 August 2019 16: 35
      +1
      China will never fight with India, not that psychology of the Chinese. A smart monkey that looks behind the tigers struggle. Pakistani warriors are even worse than Indian ones. Pakistan has always raked unequivocally in all conflicts. The size of the army and population, the economy and many other opportunities in India are much higher at times. But China will not send its volunteers. So there are no options.
      1. Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
        Popov Konstantin Ivanovich 16 August 2019 16: 44
        0
        Everything is not so clear, Pakistan also interfered very actively with the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Indo - Pakistani wars, these were not one-goal games, especially in the sky. Everything is not so simple there, Pakistan is stocked up with weapons from China, very much, the modernization of the army and weapons is in full swing, and somehow they are knocking down Indians request
        1. Elysium
          Elysium 16 August 2019 16: 59
          +2
          Quote: Popov Konstantin Ivanovich
          Pakistan interfered and very actively the Soviet Union in Afghanistan

          Without striped packs, they were not very quoted. And they were always looking for someone to snuggle up to. Now, yes, they are pressed against China.
        2. Maxwrx
          Maxwrx 16 August 2019 17: 10
          +1
          Yes, Saudi Arabia and its close associates also stocked up on fabulous money, but they can’t fight in Yemen. Armament is nothing without people! and indeed 200 million against 1300 million, but they will simply be beaten with sticks)
      2. Marconi41
        Marconi41 16 August 2019 21: 46
        0
        Quote: MaxWRX
        Pakistan has always raked unequivocally in all conflicts.

        It is necessary to tell Rutsky. After meeting with the Pakistani F-16, he ran through the Afghan mountains. And now packs Indians blood rub in the face fearlessly. No need to go into history. Everything is changing in the world.
  3. Nycomed
    Nycomed 16 August 2019 16: 24
    +3
    Let them continue to do their favorite thing: to act up and sort out. feel
  4. prior
    prior 16 August 2019 16: 28
    +3
    30 years have been developing their MIG-21 without an engine ....
    Already not even funny.
    How much patience is needed for those who conclude agreements with the Indians?! .....
    1. Sky strike fighter
      Sky strike fighter 16 August 2019 16: 45
      0
      Most likely the French set conditions for the Kaveri engine that were unsatisfactory to the Indians regarding the money and terms of the Kaveri engine. As an option, the Indians considered the American proposal more profitable for themselves.
    2. hydrox
      hydrox 16 August 2019 19: 56
      0
      Quote: prior
      How much patience is needed for those who conclude agreements with the Indians?! ...

      Wait a minute, they can still come to us with this engine, with the offer of barter "engines for palm oil" ... laughing
  5. yehat
    yehat 16 August 2019 17: 06
    0
    the project to create an engine ran into problems associated with the high cost of services and technology of the French

    Well, what a surprise! but have not encountered before?
  6. eagle owl
    eagle owl 16 August 2019 18: 29
    -1
    Hindus have recently been breaking away - steeper than the non-brothers. Guys, you are already under sanctions! More precisely, the United States withdrew trade preferences from you, the next step is sanctions, because you can’t refuse Iranian oil physically. What are your American engines ?!
    Read Fedor Mikhalycha. You can only name and only one work. About Prince Myshkin
  7. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 16 August 2019 19: 41
    +2
    They need to license AL31 .... do not make a new one yourself.
  8. Mixanchik
    Mixanchik 16 August 2019 20: 58
    0
    Once again, the Indians backed into a galosh, once again .. How much money down the drain!
    And the majority of the population lives in poverty and dirt ..
  9. Berkut24
    Berkut24 16 August 2019 22: 17
    +1
    the engine design project was faced with problems associated with the high cost of French services and technology.

    It seems that only for the Hindus is the news that nothing cheap happens in Europe and the USA. Especially in France, Germany and the USA. Especially as part of some compensation for the previous jamb.
    1. Avior
      Avior 17 August 2019 00: 07
      0
      Actually, the American are just buying.
      Those who produce a large party, they give a competitive price.
      And the Indians tried on an inexpensive plane to deliver engines of a unique development.
      Of course expensive
  10. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 16 August 2019 23: 19
    0
    Return to the relatively cheap engine from the F-18. Which the Swedes use in Gripen.
    There are more than four thousand of them produced, there are always spare parts, fast service.
  11. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 17 August 2019 11: 10
    +1
    The engine design project was faced with problems associated with the high cost of French services and technology.

    The most unpredictable and not reliable partner is India. And what was the cost of operating French aircraft previously not known?
  12. Vasily Ponomarev
    Vasily Ponomarev 17 August 2019 12: 47
    0
    that's what the Indians were brought to