F414-400, which provides 22,000 lbs. of thrust and was produced for the Saab JAS 39 Gripen Demonstrator, is the most advanced turbofan engine in its class. Here is an overview of one of the newest and most advanced technology fighter engine in production.
The production of this engine started in late 1998 after a highly successful Engineering and Manufacturing Development program that was completed on time and on budget.
The F414-GE-400 turbofan builds upon the excellent reliability, operability and readiness of the F404 engine. The combat-proven F414 has delivered excellent reliability and 35 percent more thrust than the original F404.
Advanced technology features such as a Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) improve operational characteristics of the engine while the latest materials and cooling techniques allow for higher temperatures and pressures without sacrificing component life.
The F414G provides 22,000 lbs. of thrust and was firstly produced for the Saab JAS 39 Gripen Demonstrator, and was recently selected by Switzerland for the Gripen NG.
Read the complete description: Model F414