DRDO successfully flight tested indigenous power take off shaft on LCA Tejas in Bengaluru.

  • The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has successfully conducted the first flight-test of the Power Take Off (PTO) shaft on the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA Tejas) Limited Series Production (LSP)-3 aircraft in Bengaluru.
  • The PTO shaft has been indigenously designed and developed by the Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE), Chennai of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  • The PTO shaft, which is a critical component in aircraft, will support the requirements of future fighter aircraft and their variants and offer competitive cost and short lead times of availability.
  • The PTO shaft was designed with a unique innovative patented ‘Frequency Spanning Technology’ which enables it to negotiate various operating engine speeds.
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