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    Anonymous

    There is fourth one turbojet PTAE-7 which is used for Lakshya target drone

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    Anonymous

    AL-55 for which we have paid-committed USD 450 million is supposed to be design which can be tweaked from 17kn to 35 kn. So why is HAL suddenly interested in another similar engine

    Even for turboprop trainer aircraft HAL has come out with a tender even though it already manufactures Garett 331

    It reminds me of BMEL import of engine & chassis for ARV even though OFB was making it

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      Anonymous

      Because it is being developed for a CRUISE MISSILE, and india will hope to weponise it with a nuclear armament if needed. But since international transfer of technology norms forbid aiding a nation in arming nuclear technology ..india can never hope to do that till it is a significant indigenous effort… . Same reason for india not being able to arm its nuclear submarine with nuclear missile (procured from russia). Also india needs to end its dependence on usa for turbofan engines..Hence development of this platform is vital..

      P S – note… 'platform'

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    P.K.Chaudhuri

    Please inform the status of development of Kaveri aeroengine. GTRE/HAL must ensure that Kaveri aeroengine must start flying. Couple of Tejas must be taken over for the purpose.
    No news has come even for the marine Kaveri engine which was declared as successfully developed. How many of these marine engines were produced. What is the operating hours it has logged already. GTRE must develop a bigger rating of this engine. This engine was proposed to be used for power generation as well.
    We have not heard anything regarding IJT Sitara, Saras, LCH etc. for a long time.
    HAL must increase its efforts for commercial success of its products. HAL can easily achieve grand commercial success for the ALH Dhruv. HAL is not making any successful efforts to increase its exports.
    The company vision and objectives of the Defense PSU need to be corrected.

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    Joy

    There is also a fifth one which is a fully invisible engine. Only DRDO people can see it.

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    sntata

    DRDO, in an interview,has stated that Nirbhay is fully indigenous except for the engine. It is also known that Russia's NPO-Saturn will be supplying the engines. So HaL-NAL-GTRE's Laghu Shakti must be for some other system.By the by what engine they are using for Rustum-1?

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    Anonymous

    The fact of all the development hoopla is that they are only PROTOTYPES. They are only for demonstration purposes and cannot be translated into viable production variants. Just dumbasses spending tax money to boost their egos.

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    Anonymous

    Let's face it–our defence PSUs have failed us miserably, notably GTRE which must all be closed down. Its people should be culled to retain only the top performers for a new private-public engine venture to be supported 100% by the government with pay equal to or better than private sector. Then, the government needs to get out of the picture completely–let the private sector management run the show and we will magically have an engine within 5 years.

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    Anonymous

    some argue that R&D takes time, so the kaveri engine development is taking time. 1 open question to all of them, the brains of 3 great organizations GTRE-HAL-NAL together which recruits best of the lot of Indian engineers from prestigious institutes can't make a single jet engine for 30 years. If still they argue, I just want to know how many more years they will need to make.

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    Arch Angel

    Nice article Mr Shiv.But it seems to me that there is a lot of dumb fu*k poster posting in your blog like the Joy and above anon (whose dad is also probably anonymous to him).

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    Anonymous

    HAL should be shut down or be sold to the TATAs. I can't imagine a company that has been in existence for over 6 decades and can't produce a single marketable ingenious product. Shame on HAL and shame on all the so calles IIT aerospace shit engineers. India has failed in every engine technology Kaveri Engine (fail), Cryogenic Engine (fail), Arihant engine (fail), Indian railways had to beg US for electric and diesel engines, all cars and truck engine in India are on ISUZU or CUMMINS technology. Shame on Indian FAKE engineers.

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    4527f0ac-bcb5-11e1-9447-000bcdcb471e

    HAL should be shut down or be sold to the TATAs. I can't imagine a company that has been in existence for over 6 decades and can't produce a single marketable ingenious product. Shame on HAL and shame on all the so calles IIT aerospace shit engineers. India has failed in every engine technology Kaveri Engine (fail), Cryogenic Engine (fail), Arihant engine (fail), Indian railways had to beg US for electric and diesel engines, all cars and truck engine in India are on ISUZU or CUMMINS technology. Shame on Indian FAKE engineers.

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    Somreet Bhattacharya

    If HAL can go for a collaboration with NPO Saturn to make a turbofan engine, why not go for a similar collaboration to do something with the Kaveri? I mean wudn't it be better to try out instead of wedding the M88 core to it and claiming it to be original? Atleast the Russians wudn't deny techs to India, as much as the Western nations wud?

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    Anonymous

    Thank you for using a photo I took of this engine along with the yellow arrow I drew pointing to the BLISK and labelling it as "LIVEFIST" without attribution or accreditation

    -the other shiv

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    Anonymous

    yes….lets prvtze all psu…railway….passport offices…all govt banks….hal…drdo….i wonder why isro has been so sucessfull inspite of being govt run

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    some good points

    To Anonymous @ 9:49 AM

    Reason scientific & research is taking so long time with no extraordinary results in the end is because of our wrong educational system of favoring the toppers and only looking at the students of IITs and NITs for country's developments.. On the contrary Indian IT industry don't discriminates and pick a mix of topper and average students from every named institutes in India.. This is the reason for success in IT industry.. Indian research industry should change their recruitment system and go for campus interviews in all engineering colleges whether its small or big.. Agar Einstein IIT me pada hota to aaj Einstein nahi hota..

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    Anonymous

    HAL should go for collaboration with other Indian engineering colleges rather than going to Russia for a free trip… The current manufacturing and research problems should always be shared and taught in all engineering colleges in India..

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