SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
As part of ” Project CENTURION ” Eurofighter Typhoon fleet will see integration of more weapons and also bring numerous new capabilities which could require increased engine thrust requirements since in future Eurofighter Typhoon fleet will need to carry more load or will receive heavier equipment due which EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium has started working on New Enhanced Engine for Integration with Eurofighter Typhoon and also compete to power Next Generation fighter jets like India’s AMCA Program.
As per Media reports, EJ200 with 25 % additional thrust growth will allow EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium to compete in Turkey’s TFX and India’s AMCA 5th Generation fighter jet engine requirements.
EJ200 turbofan jet engine in its present stage can generate 90kN of Wet thrust and with additional 25 % growth projected it will be able to achieve 112kN of Wet Thrust against Engine requirement of 115kN set by Indian Aeronautical Agencies to power India’s 5th Generation AMCA Project.
EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium is working on improving the aerodynamics and strength of both compressor and turbine blades to achieve 25% growth compared to the original EJ200. Stephen Phipson, Head of Defence and Security Organisation while in India as part of visiting delegation with visiting U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon earlier this year had said that technology demonstrator will be ready in 12 months and Collaboration between engine maker Rolls Royce and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on the engine technology is likely to take place .
While India is yet to confirm if EJ200 turbofan jet engine with 25% additional thrust has been selected to power India’s AMCA 5th Generation fighter jet program or Indian might choose General Electric’s Uprated F414 afterburning turbofan engine which is also in the race to supply power plants to power AMCA required Specific engines to India.
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