Turboshaft Engine Development Project Contract Signed Between TEI and SSM

Date: Issue 73 - April 2017

A Contract has been signed between TEI and SSM for the Turboshaft Engine Development Project (TEDP), carried out by the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries, in order to domestically cater to the engine requirement of the helicopter that is being developed within the scope of the Indigenous Light Weight Utility Helicopter Program.

Within the scope of the project, 2 certified 1400 shp powered turboshaft engines will be developed and the turboshaft engine will be integrated on the indigenous helicopter and certified. In addition, the test infrastructure for the turbo shaft engines with up to 2000 shp and their modules will be established as well as the design and test software will be developed following the establishment of the Material Database for the engines.

The project will be executed within 5 main phases. According to the project schedule, the first engine run-up is expected in the 2nd year and the engine certification is expected to be completed in the 8th year. It is stated that following the award of the contract, TEI had initiated the design studies of the indigenous engine and the first design cycle was successfully completed. As of the official effective date of the project, the manufacturing and test structure is aimed to be completed rapidly and moved to the prototype phase.  

It is envisaged that the gas turbine engine design and development infrastructures, to be developed within the scope of the indigenous Turboshaft Engine Development Project, will also be utilized for the Indigenous Aircraft engine with technological add-ons.