Godrej Aerospace has received orders to manufacture modules for the 48kN Dry Kaveri engine from the Defense Research and Development Organization’s (DRDO)’s Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE). With this achievement, Godrej Aerospace is poised to also secure additional orders for the production of the 4.4kN Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE) from GTRE. These engines will be utilized in the Long Range Land Attack Cruise Missile (LRLACM), which is a sub-sonic cruise missile capable of reaching distances up to 1500 km currently under development by ADE.

Godrej Aerospace’s expertise in manufacturing a wide range of advanced aerospace systems has positioned the company as a leading supplier of engines and modules for the Indian defense sector. The STFE is a compact and lightweight gas turbine engine that is designed to provide high thrust output while remaining fuel-efficient.

The STFE is a two-stage turbofan engine that uses a single shaft to drive both the compressor and the fan. It has a bypass ratio of 0.3:1, which means that 70% of the air that enters the engine is used for combustion and 30% is bypassed around the combustion chamber to provide additional thrust. The engine is designed to produce a maximum thrust of 450 kgf (990 pounds).

The inclusion of the STFE in the LRLACM system will significantly enhance India’s defense capabilities, particularly in the area of long-range land attack. The imminent orders for the STFE from GTRE will further strengthen Godrej Aerospace’s position as a key player in the Indian aerospace industry and contribute to the country’s indigenous manufacturing capabilities.