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  1. 1

    Anonymous

    Shiv can't the Shakti engine used in the Dhruv can be used for the LUH?

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  2. 2

    Anonymous

    Why a new engine ? Cant they use the Shakti from the ALH?

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  3. 3

    Shailendra

    We can not even produce an engine for helicopters ?

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  4. 4

    Anonymous

    HAL…what the hell ??

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  5. 5

    Venu

    Shakti will be like a 10 size hat on a 5 size head.

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  6. 6

    Anonymous

    Shizer, COME ON. We have shakti. Use that. It will provide excellent handling characterstics, easy on the supply chain and plug and play with Dhruv should the need arise in field.

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  7. 7

    Anonymous

    This is an RFI.

    Ultimately they would integrate Shakti Engine after all the trails and evaluation process is completed.

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  8. 8

    Anonymous

    same engine what a boring , if they select new engine only they could delay much time in this program for another 5 to 7 years .

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  9. 9

    Anonymous

    Shakti engine has an Indian name with all imported components with some screw driver technology reluctantly given

    I hope HAL will do a better job of negotiating ToT for this engine unlike its previous disasters (which were intentionally done to help foreign parties and we all know, why!)

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  10. 10

    Anonymous

    U can't use the Shakti because Turbomeca would ask for the world to integrate it with the LUH the problem being integrating the FADEC with the LUH and customizing it, for LUH is single engined

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  11. 11

    Anonymous

    Imagine how much faster LUH would be with a Shakti engine? The supply chain would be simpler too due to same parts for dhruv and LUH.

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  12. 12

    Anonymous

    Thats still cheaper than working a new engine altogther. FADEC would be useful in newer versions of Dhruv as well.

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  13. 13

    m

    Shakti is controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) dual channel type unit.

    Shakti is 205 Kgs and meets all requirements of tender. They better not be looking for anything else.

    Please look at this.

    http://www.easa.europa.eu/ws_prod/c/doc/Design_Appro/Engines/TCDS%20E.037%20ARDIDEN%201%20series%20Issue%2001.pdf

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  14. 14

    Anonymous

    what happened to the engine selection after commercial evaluation?

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