Russia unveils new engines for aircraft and helicopters at SITDEF 2017 in Peru

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New helicopter engine VK-2500PS. Photo by Prensa CCFFAA Perú

United Engine Corporation (a part of Rostec Corporation) has displayed engines for aircraft and helicopters at SITDEF 2017 exhibition in Peru.

United Engine Corporation revealed technical specifications of a new helicopter engine VK-2500PS and the engine digital control system BARK-88 for upgrading of RD-33 engines. In addition to that, UEC will make presentations of turbofan engines RD-33MK and AI-222-25 (for MiG-29 aircraft and combat trainer aircraft Yak-130, respectively).

The VK-2500PS engine is the latest modification of VK-2500 with the extended engine service life, the use of the modern electronic full authority digital engine control (FADEC) system, providing for the higher operational characteristics.

The digital BARK-88 unit enables the better regulation of the engine’s work, ensures the longer operational reliability, improves the engine’s adaptation to the environmental conditions.

The UEC is ready to propose Peru to modernize the RD-33 engines of its Air Force by installing the BARK-88 system. Earlier the engines of the MiG-29 aircrafts belonging to the world famous Swifts aerobatic performance demonstrator team of the Russian Air Force were upgraded with the installing the BARK-88 system.

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