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Aero India 2023: TurboTech showcases new systems

The air cycle machine for cooling ECM pods. (TurboTech Defence & Aerospace )

Indian firm TurboTech Defence & Aerospace Pvt Ltd has displayed an air cycle machine (ACM) for cooling electronic countermeasure (ECM) pods and an air compressor for Tatra military trucks at the Aero India 2023 show in Bangalore, held from 13 to 17 February.

The ACM provides 3.5 kW of cooling and can reduce the temperature inside the pod by -30° during operation. The ACM, which is powered solely by the ram air effect utilising the forward speed of the aircraft, is an integral component of ECM pods being developed by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

TurboTech Defence & Aerospace said that the ACM is undergoing testing, followed by certification.

The newly developed air compressor is mounted on the main engine of the Tatra military trucks. The compressed air developed through the system is used to support the truck's brakes and other applications. This compressor is designed for Tatra truck types built by India's state-owned company BEML (formerly Bharat Earth Movers Limited).

The company said that the air compressor system is in the final stage of testing.

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