British aviation and aerospace conglomerate, Rolls-Royce has reiterated its commitment to support India’s vision of self-reliance in defense through collaboration opportunities for co-design, co-development and co-production of fighter jet engines in the country . Rolls-Royce is showcasing its advanced defense capabilities and future-ready technology solutions at the DefExpo 2022 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, scheduled to take place from October 18-22. With over 16,000 military engines spread across 160 customers in 103 countries, the company is a powerful player in the defense aerospace engine market.
The company will also introduce customers and potential partners to technologically advanced offerings for naval defense, including full-electric propulsion solutions and the power-intensive MT30 marine gas turbines for aircraft carriers, frigates and destroyers.
For naval customers at DefExpo, Rolls-Royce will demonstrate solutions in service today with full electric propulsion (IFEP) as well as other offerings such as the MT30 – the world’s most powerful marine gas turbine in destroyers, warships and aircraft carriers. The MT30 offers an improved power-to-weight ratio, generating up to 40MW from a 30-ton packaged unit, and gives ship designers a lot of choice and flexibility in designing the naval ships of tomorrow.
For the past nine decades, Rolls-Royce has been serving the Indian Armed Forces with technological products and solutions to power land, naval and air defense capabilities. Rolls-Royce’s power systems business will also showcase its advanced solutions for naval and land defense at the expo.
Kishor Jayaraman, President, India and South Asia, Rolls-Royce said, “As India takes steps to realize its vision of ‘self-reliance’ in defence, we are confident that we will be able to achieve this through meaningful partnerships to co-operate.” We are well positioned to help take the journey forward. Building-engine technologies. True self-reliance will come when such partnerships lead to not only ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) in India, but also defense technology in the future. There will be a common building of capabilities in the country to make it indigenous.
Alex Zino, Executive Vice President – Business Development and Future Programs, Rolls-Royce, said, “The UK is a natural ally for India, and it is heartening that both countries have promised greater cooperation in defence. We, Rolls-Royce At ROYCE, we are committed to supporting such partnerships. Our rich history of engine technology development for both civil and defense engines, particularly in the gas turbine-based aero-engine segment, allows us to collaborate and collaborate on defense technology in India. -Makes the partner of choice for development.”