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    Thread's regarding covering Indian Aero Engines.
    After receiving some stupid commments demeaning Kaveri Engine a failure, so it achieved 81kN wet thrust out of 95kN required. Most countries can't even do like India's. US & Russia too take a quite significant time when they make new engine.

    Thread's for covering all sorts of Indian current & future Turbofans, Turboprops, Turboshafts, Turbojets, scramjets etc. but I'm excluding pulsejets.
    @Falcon @YarS @Atilla @Syed Asif @Zaslon

    Starting with good news that metallurgical drawback of Kaveri has been overcome and LCA will fly with it in 2018. It's a bet!;)
     
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    Hindustan Turbo-Shaft Engine (HTSE) 1200: India’s Shot at Indigenous Rotor Engines
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    Kaveri Dry Variant 50 KN

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    HAL 25 kN Engine for light planes and UAVs

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    Manak Mini Turbofan For Cruise Missiles and UAVs
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    laghu shakti engine
     
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    http://wap.business-standard.com/ar...-jet-engines-baba-kalyani-116021500856_1.html

    We are building jet engines: Baba Kalyani (Kalyani Group)

    Swaraj Baggonkar | Mumbai Feb 16, 2016 12:49 AM IST

    Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of Bharat Forge, was visibly excited when Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar dropped in at his stall on Monday during the Make in India Week in Mumbai. On display was the Bharat 52, a long range artillery gun developed by the company. In an interview to Swaraj Baggonkar, he explains what Bharat Forge is doing in defence. Edited excerpts.

    What are your plans for the defence business?

    We are going in the direction that uses our core knowledge — material, material transformation, forging, machining, assembly, sub-systems. That’s where our expertise lies.

    What are your investment plans?

    We have a joint venture with SAAB for air defence systems and a plant is coming up near Hyderabad.

    What are your capabilities?

    By building the artillery gun, we demonstrated our engineering capability. We are building jet engines — small ones, not as big as those by Rolls -Royce — for helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Is the jet engine indigenous?

    The UAV engine we are doing indigenously. I have told my engineers in Pune that I want to see the engine in one year. :hail::hail:

    How much is your focus on the defence business?

    Quite a lot. Take the gun programme, for instance. There are four programmes under procurement: the towed gun, conversion of the 130mm to 155mm, ultra-light howitzer, and the mounted gun. We are participating in all four programmes. I am sure we will win at least two.

    Is the government moving as fast as companies would have liked?

    Our defence minister is a very dynamic person. He is driving the ministry in the direction of the prime minister wants, which is indigenous capability.

    Will Bharat Forge look for expertise outside India?

    We are already in technical alliances. We have three joint ventures; we may go in for more. You can’t do everything yourself, it is not possible. There is involvement of electronics, radar and all kinds of things. We do not have that technology, at least not today. Anything to do with metal–forging, fabrication or machining–we can do. But, the idea is you make a product that is 95 per cent indigenous.

    What will be the investment on all this?

    Our strategy is to create building blocks for guns, air defence, aero engines and components. Artillery we can make entirely ourselves. As far as air defence systems are concerned, we are creating a hub in Hyderabad. In aero engines, we are making components for Rolls-Royce, Boeing and others.
     
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    DRDO Set To Break The Military Aircraft Engine Bottleneck

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    A modern after-burning turbofan design

    Kaveri engine development was an indigenous effort of Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) for mastering one of the most complex technologies. Altitude Testing and Flying Test Bed trials have been completed which are major milestones in any gas turbine engine development. The other development problems are addressed to make the engine flight worthy through indigenous as well with assistance from foreign engine houses.

    All efforts have been made by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) & Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to achieve self-reliance in critical technologies. The self-reliance has to spread across design, materials, manufacturing, testing and certification aspects of aero-engine and considerable progress has been made towards the same through the Kaveri engine development program.

    The following DRDO laboratories are fully dedicated towards aeronautical research.

    • Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) – Morphing Aircraft Technologies.
    • Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) – Aircraft Design & Development.
    • Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) – Gas Turbine Aero Engines.
    • Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL) – Hypersonic Propulsion.
    • Advanced System Laboratory (ASL) – Solid Propellant Combustion Modelling.
    • Center for Airborne System (CABS) – Design & Development of Airborne Surveillance System.

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    A dedicated program on “Gas Turbine Enabling Technology (GATET) has also been sanctioned by DRDO at a cost of Rs. 78 Crores to facilitate academia and research institutions to carry out R&D in aerospace sector.

    DRDO has made all efforts to augment aerospace technology capability of the country with dedicated research facilities at Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), located at Mumbai and Chennai by creating ‘Centre of Propulsion Technology (COPT)’; and also at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) through ‘National Centre for Combustion Research & Development’ (NCCRD). Though the manufacturing is not the mandate of DRDO, however, research pertaining to various areas of manufacturing technology such as machining, metal forming, metal joining, etc. are being pursued in recent times through academia and R&D establishments and these are progressing well. Moreover, DRDO has involved academia and private industries right from the inception of project.

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    Not only about Kaveri, success happens in India in strings!
    Just like we in 3D printing! If one organization has neared, India's all engine entities are going on.
    @Syed Asif @Atilla

    By TOI
    Bengaluru may give India its first jet engine; testing begins
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    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Poeir Jets Private Limited is an R&D firm which can give India its first indigenous jet engine.
    • The company decided to make its own gas-turbine engine only two years ago.
    • The firm has earmarked Rs 20 crore for the project, of which about Rs 9 crore has been spent.
    BENGALURU: In about 24 weeks, Bengaluru will know if it can give India its first indigenous jet engine.

    Having developed its first jet engine -successful certification of which will put India in the elite group comprising only three other countries -a Peenya team of 11 engineers and scientists is busy preparing for its certification. Only the US, Europe (as one entity) and Israel boast of jet engines.

    Poeir Jets Private Limited, an R&D firm under city-based Intech DMLS, has earmarked Rs 20 crore for the project, of which about Rs 9 crore has been spent. Leveraging its rich experience from tie-ups with firms such as HAL and Bharat Forge, the company decided to make its own gasturbine engine two years ago.

    Intech founder and managing director Sridhar Balaram told TOI: "We fired the engine for the first time on February 8, 2017, and it was a success. Some other tests are going on, and we are confident that it will be ready to be presented for certification in 18-24 weeks."

    He said MJE-20 is a gas-turbine engine which can power Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs). Weighing 2.16 kg and providing an uninstalled thrust of 20 kg, the engine will not be able to power UAVs of military grade. "It is for this reason that we will be ready for certification in 24 months. But the success we've seen has pushed us to develop bigger engines. We have the MJE-40 and MJE-100, which will be able to power bigger UAVs. Given that they are gas turbine engines, they will give longer flying hours," he said.

    The firm has there other variants and the final one, SJE-350, which it believes can power bigger planes of strategic importance, weighs 48.36kg and provides an uninstalled thrust of 350kgf. However, experts said more thrust would be required to power fighter jets. Balaram said: "We are aware of that. While SJE-350 in a twin-engine configuration can power a fighter, we are also looking at helicopters, for which we are working on the turboshaft technology."
     
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