engine core undergoes high altitude testing at Moscow facilities
19 November 2007
Kabini, the core of the much-delayed Kaveri engine, being developed for the
Light Combat Aircraft programme, is undergoing high altitude testing at the Central
Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) in Moscow. The engine has been taken to Moscow
by a team from the Bangalore-based Gas Turbine Research Establishment.
primarily makes up Kaveri's high-pressure compressor, high-pressure turbine and
high-pressure combustor. Kabini is being tested for the second time, as the first
tests had resulted in failure. Subsequently, a number of modifications have been
made to the Kabini.
director, T Mohan Rao, heads the team.
the tests it is hoped to generate sufficient data that will allow a study of the
characteristics of the components.
tests in Moscow are necessary, as India does not have similar high altitude testing
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