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Okabe Rintarou

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Guys, is anyone aware of a 1kN turbojet engine being developed by NAL? Its being done under a program named "SGTE" (Small Gas Turbine Engine?). I just found a couple of papers regarding the design of its turbine BLISK stage. Apparently the aerothermodynamic and mechanical design of stage was done before 2016 and the resonance response of BLISK was studied and found satisfactory by 2019.

Don't know why they are making it. 1 kN is smaller than even Manik. For drone swarms maybe? But the project is too old, back then there was no drone swarm project either. Then again, NAL is CSIR, not DRDO, so maybe its for some civilian application we don't know about?

@porky_kicker you know what this engine is for?
 

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Guys, is anyone aware of a 1kN turbojet engine being developed by NAL? Its being done under a program named "SGTE" (Small Gas Turbine Engine?). I just found a couple of papers regarding the design of its turbine BLISK stage. Apparently the aerothermodynamic and mechanical design of stage was done before 2016 and the resonance response of BLISK was studied and found satisfactory by 2019.

Don't know why they are making it. 1 kN is smaller than even Manik. For drone swarms maybe? But the project is too old, back then there was no drone swarm project either. Then again, NAL is CSIR, not DRDO, so maybe its for some civilian application we don't know about?

@porky_kicker you know what this engine is for?
These are the UAV projects undertaken by NAL in the past but all of them are propeller based hand held drones. Maybe this was something for a UAV which never became a reality.
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I have a question.

The SAAW, as the name suggests is an anti airfield weapon. Can it be used in other roles economically and practically as well? For example targeting enemy bunkers, barracks, etc.

@patriots @porky_kicker @Arihant Roy @Chinmoy
Economically, YES. Practicaly, Not quiet sure.

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Now we need to make this one smart enough for that role.
 

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