Raghu Vamsi unveils fully indigenous “Micro Turbojet Engine” - Broadsword by Ajai Shukla

The Micro Turbojet Engine contributes to India’s goal of achieving self-sufficiency in critical sectors

By Vikas Gupta


A Hyderabad-based company, Raghu Vamsi Machine Tools, announced on Monday the launch of its indigenous “Micro Turbojet Engine”, called the “Indra RV25.”


The Aeronautical Society of India, which is backing this product, regards overseeing the development of aerospace components such as this engine, as part of the objective of setting up a countrywide eco-system for the indigenous manufacture of a range of aircraft.


Raghu Vamsi Machine Tools (RVMT) is developing expertise in manufacturing aero engine parts, aero structures, avionic components, missile components and sub-assemblies for defence and space. This is aimed at building manufacturing capabilities in robotics and automation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), composites, gears and other products.


The fully indigenous INDRA RV25: 240N engine was engineered entirely in India by RVMT engineers. It was supported by Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, demonstrating the potential of industry-academia partnership.


By reducing reliance on imported technologies, components, and expertise, the Micro Turbojet Engine contributes to India’s goal of achieving self-sufficiency in critical sectors, bolstering national security and economic resilience,” a company statement said on Monday.


“The launch of the indigenous Micro Turbojet Engine not only drives technological innovation but also stimulates the growth of the domestic aerospace and defence manufacturing ecosystem, creating jobs and fostering economic growth,” said the statement.


Witnessing the engine’s live testing at RVMT’s Hyderabad facility was Dr G Satheesh Reddy, former chairman of the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO) and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister. Reddy currently heads the Aeronautical Society of India. 


Contacted by Defence News of India for a comment, Reddy said: “I am glad to see that Indian industry has started developing sophisticated and complex products such as jet engines. Today’s test paves the way for developing larger and more capable engines.”


Reddy also formally inaugurated RVMT’s assembly and test laboratory in Hyderabad today.


Indigenous development of cutting- edge technologies like these will make India self-reliant and help it emerge as an export hub of critical military products and solutions. This success will pave the way for us to build an entire suite of micro turbo jet engines, of up to 100 kilogram force (Kgf) for use in UAVs, missile propulsion, auxiliary power units and range extenders, amongst myriads of other opportunities,” said Arvind Mishra, Chief Operating Officer of the Raghu Vamsi Group.