Indranil wrote:The Japanese are the world leaders in CMC. GE is bringing that technology to bear in the LEAP engines.But IHI has already flown that their Xf5-1 engines which also uses CMCs in the their ShinShin X-2 aircraft. The XF5-1 generate 49 kN of wet thrust with an HTFE sized engine. The XF9 figures are even more spectacular.
That's why, I have been saying. Don't do all these ToT business with Safran etc. for next generation Kaveri. Collaborating with Japan could enable us to leapfrog a generation of engines.
japan has always been rather wary of India.
They used India's nuclear explosion to tilt towards the pakis even though the pakis were up to all kinds of no good and outright hanky panky.
They want India's huge market and nothing more. So it wil be limited to cars, trains, and things of "low" high tech
India is being sold a pup by these guys. They want defence cooperation on their terms to counter china and have so far bamboozled us with hondas and suzukis and collaborating with japan will only get us more refrigerators, aircons and microwaves, period.
Engine tech we will never get from them.
they are only a few screwdriver turns away from long range missiles and nukes as well.
Under the ameriki nuke umbrella, they have had more than enough money saved from a true military budget to plough back into developing their economy.
They already had a very deep and widespread MIC before things went south for them at the end of WWII.
They have recovered well and consolidated their original strengths under the guise of an existential threat from the hans.
like the germans, they plan to rise again and will brook no upstarts in asia to slow them down.