PBS Velka Bites, a globally recognized hi-tech manufacturer of turbine power units and components for the aerospace industry, has supplied the PBS TS100 turboshaft engine to the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI).
The Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), established in 1989, is the aeronautics and space agency of South Korea. Current activity of the agency includes wide range of aerospace projects, such as drones, high-altitude airship drones, a next-generation multi-purpose helicopter and the advanced KSLV-2 rocket launcher. One of the projects is the development of a new hybrid propulsion system of a completely new concept, for which the Korean agency has chosen the PBS TS100
engine for using technology demonstration phase.
Representatives of the KARI visited PBS Velka Bites at the end of October for technical discussions, participated in the handover of the PBS TS100 engine, and attended a number of simulations and tests of the PBS TS100 turboshaft engine.
The development project of the new propulsion system is scheduled for a six-year period. A functional prototype should be available after three years. The resulting propulsion system is destined to be used in both the civilian and military sectors.