arvin wrote:Indranil wrote:
I think India should join hands with Japan for a common engine development for their next generation fighters.
Japan had to tap GE expertise for the core of its Hondajet which had a modest thrust of 9.2kn.
Jet engine design wise both us and them looks like are at same level. Best to develop IP based on own money and effort and then enter partnership like CFM or Eurojet consortium.
I would not enter a consortium with anybody who could get there just by virtue of funding. We might get a engine out of it, but we would not learn how to design our one.
I like Japan's development of the F-3, XF5, F-7 and XF 9 series of engines. They produce a little more than 9.2 kNs