UEC shows off its products in India

The United Engine Corporation (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Rostech) is taking part in the international exhibition DEFEXPO India 2014, which will take place February 6-9 in New Delhi (India). At the exhibition, UEC will show off engines for military aviation, which have already proven themselves in operation including for Indian clients.

At DEFEXPO India 2014 UEC will show a full-size model of the AL-41F-1S (117S) engine of the 4++ generation, intended for use on the modern Su-35/35S fighter jet. The AL-41F-1S, developed on the basis of the AL-31F, differs from its predecessor by increased thrust, a large inter-repair interval, increased reliability, and low operating costs. Its particular advantage is the all aspect thrust-vectoring module, which in combination with the FADEC electronic management system gives the fighter jet supreme manoeuvrability.

Also in the military aviation segment, visitors will see a model of the turbo-reactive dual-chamber engine the RD-33MK (a modification of the RD-33 engine, intended for installation on sea-based fighters, with increased thrust) and the next generation dual-chamber turbo-reactive engine the AL-55I, which is being made against order for the Indian military for their HJT-36 training aircraft.

The turbo engine VK-2500P, also on display at the UEC stand, is a long-term development of the VK-2500 engine in the 2000-2500 hp class. It is intended for installation on military helicopters (Mi24, Mi35, Mi28N (NE), Ka52), and the VK-2500PS  for modernized helicopters for civilian applications such as the Mi17. The main difference of the engine is the application of modern electronic systems of automated control such as FADEC and anti-surge control.

In addition to aviation technology, the United Engine Corporation at the DEFEXPO India 2014 will be showing a model of the GT-1 gas turbine locomotive, being developed by the corporation. The GT-1 is the worlds first gas turbine locomotive, developed to work on natural gas. At present UEC and the RZhD are preparing to take part in a tender for delivery of the engine and associated units for a high draught locomotive working on natural gas.

Development of the power block for the gas turbine engine for the locomotive is a new direction of UEC, but there has already been interest in it from Indian Railways.

In the course of the exhibition, a UEC delegation will hold meetings and talks on issues of delivery and aftersales service for the AL-31F and AL-31FP engines and spare parts for them. In addition, they are planning to discuss matters of delivery of the TV3-117MT reference engine and spare parts for the TV3-117 engine.

United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85% of the leading companies specializing in the development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies  selectors of the industry. One of UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary areas of business are helicopters (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 8 holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent regions of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. Its 2011 turnover was 45.6 billion rubles, with net profit of 38.5 billion rubles. It paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all budget levels.