Ardiden 1H1 Shakti, the engine of the Indian Dhruv helicopter
Incorporating innovative propulsion technologies, the Ardiden 1H1 powers the Dhruv and LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) helicopters from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).
Power range 1,400 to 2,000 shp
Engine monitoring Dual channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control)
Low operating cost
Compact modular architecture
Sustained performance in “hot & high” conditions
Co-developed with HAL
Ardiden 1H1 Shakti was co-developed with HAL and is now in production designated Shakti. More than 250 units are now in service. Ardiden 1H1 Shakti obtained EASA certification in 2009.
Particularly well-suited to demanding missions
The Ardiden 1 range features a remarkably compact modular architecture. This design ensures that the engine remains very cost-effective, particularly in terms of maintenance and cost of ownership. These engines are particularly well-suited to demanding mission profiles, delivering sustained performance in hot-and-high conditions. Safran Helicopter Engines supplies engines to all new-generation HAL rotorcraft.
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