SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK
India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for the first time showcased Scale model of indigenously developed HTSE-1200 engine which can be used for helicopters like Light Combat Helicopter, Light Utility Helicopter and the future ALHs and should be ready by 2020-21.
idrw.org was informed that current Shakti engines developed by HAL and its French partner Turbomeca will be replaced with indigenous engine once it is ready for production. HTSE-1200 in the single-engine configuration will be used on Light Utility Helicopter and in twin-engine configuration will be used on Advanced Light Helicopter and Light Combat Helicopter.
HAL is projecting that in next few years order book for indigenous Helicopters will cross 500 unit mark in next one decade after Considering the huge requirements, HAL felt the development of indigenous powerplant to replace existing engines and on newer units will lead a lot of savings for the country in the long run.
HTSE-1200 is totally in-house project initiated by HAL looking at the market requirement in next one decade. HAL after gaining experience in development of Shakti series engines with Turbomeca is now confident that it can deliver world class engines for its Helicopters.
Features of HTSE-1200
- Dual Channel FADEC
- Single Crystal Blade
- Effusion Cooled Combustor
- High-Efficiency Compressor
- 1200kw at sea level
- Output Speed: 6000 rpm
- Weight : 235kg
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