Indian army set to use new diesel engine for air defence

Aeroengine Ltd.

said it will use its newly-developed V6 turbo diesel engine in the Indian Army’s new fighter jets, and the new engines will be used in the Sukhoi-30MKI, Sukhois F-16, and Sukhoises F-18 fighters.

The engine, developed by India’s defence conglomerate Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.

(BHIEL), will be developed with the help of Bharat Electronics Limited, which has also been granted a license for the development of the Indian fighter engine.

The Sukhoise F-22 Raptor, the world’s most expensive fighter jet, was developed by Bharat, and it was designed to carry out air-to-air refuelling and missile attacks.BHIel, which is based in Mumbai, is building the engine for the Sukhas Sukhoiser and Sukhi, two Sukhoising aircraft.

The engines will have an operational lifetime of five years, according to Bharat.

It is the first Indian engine to be designed to be fully operational in the next two decades.

Bharat is building a brand new version of the V6 engine for use in its latest fighter jets and will have the engines delivered in the coming months, the company said in a statement.

The Indian Air Force has also said it is working on a new jet engine.