India has offcialy divorced the Kaveri Engine with the development of LCA Tejas Mk2 which will first fly in 2015. This move comes with the Kaveri Engine failing to meet the key parameters like thrust and reliabilty.
This news comes only as a confirmation when India ordered 99 General Electric’s GE-414 engine despite news of Kaveri making it to the jet, the engine is expected to become operational in 2017. The engine is still facing many compressor, turbine and engine control system issues according to some.
However, this in no way means that Kaveri did not bore any fruit, the spin offs will power India's different UAV's in the pipeline.
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