TEI-TJ300 Turbojet Engine Ignited!

Turkey’s first Medium Range Anti-Ship Missile Engine TEI-TJ300 was tested at TEI – TUSAŞ Engine Industries Inc. premises in Eskişehir with the participation of the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa VARANK. Governor of Eskişehir Erol AYYILDIZ, President of the Digital Transformation Office of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey Ali Taha KOÇ, MPs of Eskişehir Harun KARACAN, Prof. Dr. Emine Nur GÜNAY, Metin Nurullah SAZAK, President of TÜBİTAK Hasan MANDAL and Director of TÜBİTAK SAGE Gürcan OKUMUŞ attended the ceremony as well.

Date: Issue 100 - August 2020

Designed and manufactured completely through indigenous and national facilities, the engine weighs less than 30 kilograms. It is the first turbojet in the world that is capable of generating a thrust of 1,300 Newton in its own thrust category and TEI Chairman & CEO Prof. Dr. Mahmut F.AKŞİT informed Minister VARANK on the engine prior to the test. Briefed shortly before the test, Minister VARANK ran the ignition system and fueled and revved up the engine. Starting with 4,500rpm (revolutions per minute), the engine’s number of revolutions was increased to 26,000rpm under control during the ignition test, with the injection of the main fuel. 

Minister VARANK made a brief statement following the test and underlined the importance of the engine developed by the engineers of TEI for the defense industry. VARANK: “Today we ignited the TEI-TJ300 engine developed with the support of TÜBİTAK. These engines were designed to be employed in medium range anti-ship missiles and they could be utilized in many other platforms as well. I also witnessed the first powering of the core engine of our GÖKBEY TS1400 turboshaft engine. The chairman of TEI promised that they would be delivering the engine this year to TUSAŞ. Following the delivery, TUSAŞ will be launching the engine integration activities. This engine, at the same time, is the symbol of a critical development as it displays the progress of our defense industry. Despite its physical size, the TEI-TJ300 engine generates a thrust of 1,300 Newton and produces nearly 400 horsepower. The most critical infrastructure regarding the power systems of air vehicles, in particular, has already been established at TEI in our country and this infrastructure is producing products rapidly. And because of this, which we are proud of, we are capable of independently developing many products of foreign restrictions.” Stating that all software, equipment and test systems of the engine test infrastructure were also developed by TEI through indigenous and national facilities, Minister VARANK added, “A country may manufacture a product, but if the testing environment needs to be supplied from a foreign country and in the event that no country makes this technology available, then even the test of the product could not be achieved.”