GoI recently approved a 25 tonne Twin Engine Deck Based (TEDBF) Fighter jet for @indiannavy, which will be powered by 2 GE's F414-GE-INS6, which generates Dry of 58 kN n Wet thrust of 98 kN, which in Twin engine configuration will mean that TEDBF will have an excellent T/W ratio
+when compared to aircraft in its class. Rafale M and Mig-29K are only other 2 carrier-based Twin-engine fighter which will be in the same class as TEDBF when it is ready. Rafale M is powered by the M-88 engine which generates 50 kN dry and 75 kN wet, while Mig-29K with RD-33MK
+generates 50 kN dry and 88 kN wet. Indian Navy operates Mig-29K from its aircraft carrier, T/W ratio of Mig-29K is 0.80 with a full fuel load, and four AAMs, T/W ratio of Rafale M is slightly better at 0.98 again with a full fuel load and 4 AAMs. Rafale M enjoys a lighter empty
+weight and lighter engine weight due to which it has slightly better T/W ratio when compared to Mig-29K, but Indian Navy already has demed that MiG-29Ks could take off from INS Vkd with a full load of 5.5 t, it could be any combination of AShMs, fuel tanks, precision-guided
+munitions and air to air missiles. TEDBF’s TWR or T/W ratio with a full fuel load and 4 AAMs could be around 1.10 to 1.15 if the Empty weight of the TEDBF is 10.5 tonnes and due to lightweight engine and with higher thrust engines like F-414 it cud be considered one of the best
+T/W Ratio in any Fighter Plane which is usually found in Air Superiority fighter jets Class. If ADA can manage the empty weight of TEDBF around 10.5 tonnes thn it won’t be requiring an F-414 engine at all to perform the same operations which cn b done with a lower thrust engine.
+ DRDO has started developing the IUCAV-UHF20 Engine which is an advanced version of Kaveri’s Dry section which will have Dry Thrust of 52 kN. IUCAV-UHF20 Engine will not have an afterburner module or propelling nozzles but the addition of this module will allow this engine to
+generate 81.0 kN to 85 kN class of Wet thrust which should be sufficient to power TEDBF. Since Technical specifications of TEFBF is yet to be framed, a lot of factors will play crucial factors before IUCAV-UHF20 Engine can be considered for TEDBF.
+TEDBF needs to hv an empty weight of lesser than 11T and After burning module of IUCAV-UHF20 needs to have 85 kN wet. Other important factors are that the engine is less thn 1 tonne in weight and is ready, tested, Certified to enter production by 2030https://twitter.com/Aerodynamic111/stat ... 15653?s=20