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Ardiden 1H1 Shakti, the engine of the Indian Dhruv helicopter

Ardiden 1H1

Ardiden 1H1

Safran Helicopter Engines

Power range 1,400 to 2,000 shp

Engine monitoring Dual channel FADEC (full authority digital engine control)

Incorporating innovative propulsion technologies, the Ardiden 1H1 powers the Dhruv and LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) helicopters from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Ardiden 1H1

Product Helicopter engines

Safran Helicopter Engines

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

250
More than 250 units are now in service

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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