Friday, June 25, 2010

India's Mini Gas Turbine Engine For UAV/UCAV Programme [Updated]


Here it is -- India's indigenous minaturised gas turbine technology demonstrator for UAVs/UCAVs. The Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) -- this photo is from a presentation they made not long ago -- has according to the presentation completed "preliminary design, configuration and analysis" of the engine, under development ostensibly to power AURA, India's stealth UCAV concept, and the Nirbhay cruise missile currently under development by the Advanced Systems Laboratory (ASL). Will update this post with specifications and more photographs in a few days.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

that sounds great. can you also inform us about the target time line?

Avi said...

looks russian to me, seeing the crazy alphabet on side.

Rahul said...

Thanks Shiv..Could you share some details regarding thrust or targeted goals?

AK said...

Nice paint job

Anonymous said...

russian alphabet doesn't have that "N". it has something which is the mirror image of that.

Anonymous said...

Before other geniuses start proclaiming it is a Russian engine, please note it says 88 GMM N1.

Shive, is this a prototype of the series K-10 with the Snecma core?

ghatak said...

its far more likely that this engine is for the NIRBHAY cruise missile. the AURA is a large ucav. perhaps an engine of the size of KAVERI is more suited for it.

Anonymous said...

looks neat

Rahul said...

AEW&C is due...can't wait any longer..please post it soon ...thanks!

Anonymous said...

Of course its Russian, it says so on the 2nd picture: "Partnership for core technologies with M/S NPO Saturn, Russia"

Anonymous said...

The writtings shows rgar rgw enfine is of russian origin....

Anonymous said...

The fabrication of the engine is currently going ahead in DRDO labs @ hyderabad

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enerzea power said...

The energy given up to the turbine comes from the reduction in the temperature and pressure of the exhaust gas, so Gas turbine is must.