sunny y wrote:Thanks you Sir for letting me know that Shakti has been certified.
Can you please shed some light on Dhruv for ASW?
Wiki says that it has been shelved. Is it true?
If yes, Is there any hope of revival of this project ?
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sunny, regarding the ASW dhruv, please have a look at old entries at ajai shukla's blog broadsword, including the comments section. there is still some confusion over this.
coming to the subsystems please understand that these are all by specialised pvt manufacturers who have a monopoly on not only the military but also the much larger civil market.
consider one such subsystem in your list for example, the Flotation bags from FPT.
a handful of manufacturers control the whole gamut of this and related products and therefore have massive advantages when it comes to economics of scale.
have a peek at their product line http://www.fptind.co.uk/
India required (say) 20-30 flotation bags at most, do you think it makes sense to invest in the complete R&D and certification of this non-critical tech for such a small requirement.
what's worse, your project will have time overruns if you fail to deliver it on time.
the sensible approach is to develop critical tech that no one will share in-house, get JVs with established players to mix and match capabilities and simply buy from abroad when it came to non-critical tech. this is what India has started doing the last 4-5 years.
Amit, this is what the turbomeca site says
The Ardiden is intended for helicopters in the 5 to 6.5-ton class. For its first application, the Dhruv, a first engine variant christened the Ardiden 1H1 (or "Shakti" in India) is jointly developed and producted with HAL.
but I do vaguely remember reading that the critical parts of the shakti are french. HAL is anyway not much of an engine designer.
p.s. no need for Sir.