According to information provided by DRDO in it’s Anual Report for 2017, Five Kaveri engine prototypes K5, K6, K7, K8, and K9 were tested for about 145 hours in total in 2017 during which some critical and several tests like a transient test from idle to max reheat conditions were carried out for the first time successfully .

Most of the Engine tests were carried out under installed conditions with power off-take and customer bleed as well as with inlet distortion. French multinational aircraft engine, rocket engine, aerospace-component, and defense company Safran S.A they’re after carried out a technical audit on the Kaveri engine development and submitted a report.

According to the report submitted, it was stated that the Kaveri engine has attained sufficient level of maturity for carrying out a limited envelope flight test integrated with an aircraft.

In Previous report, we had mentioned that DRDO and Safran plan to start integration work by end of 2018 or early 2019 and major ground trials with Kaveri engine will be scheduled for major part of 2019 before its first flight by 2020.



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