Kaveri Engine to Aid Aircraft

Published: 31st July 2015 03:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2015 03:23 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:Failing to achieve the required thrust to power Light Combat Aircraft, the indigenously-developed Kaveri engine will now be used to power the Indian Unmanned Combat Aircraft, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Parrikar said the total expenditure incurred on the development of Kaveri engine was Rs 2,101 crore. “Aero engine developed by DRDO has not achieved the required thrust to power Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). Therefore, it has been decided that Kaveri derivative engine (dry engine) would be used for powering Indian Unmanned Combat Aircraft,” he said.


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