srin wrote:Well, I thought I'd understood supercruise (as "sustained flight without AB"), but when even the ADA chief talks about wet thrust without referring to the dry thrust , I think it means something else entirely.
"sustained supersonic flight without AB"
He probably was dumbing down the things for lay person. Or there was a transmission loss through Shukla ji, for all we know.
I have tried a lot but have never seen any number for dry thrust of F414 EE version. All always mention the wet thrust only. But you can get a rough estimate from there. For F414-INS6 the dry thrust must be ~60kN, while for F414-EPE it should be in the ballpark of 70kN. 75kN would be bonus.
As for the Kaveri 110kN version, the targeted thrust numbers are likely 75/110kN. Not the ideal configuration for a 5th Gen Fighter, but would do for now. Once this is achieved we can go for something similar to F119. Imagine Su30MKI with two such engines.