Turkish-Made Medium Range Anti-Ship Missile Engine Just Broke a World Record
Turkey’s first homegrown Medium Range Anti-Ship Missile (MRASM) air-breathing engine TEI-TJ300 broke a world record by reaching 1,342 newtons of impulse force with a diameter of 240 mm.
On Friday, Mustafa Varank, the country’s industry and technology minister, shared the record-breaking test video of the TEI-TJ300 turbojet engine on his Twitter account.
TEI-TJ300 was developed within the scope of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey’s (TÜBITAK) Technology and Innovation Support Programs Directorate (TEYDEB) project. Turkish Aerospace Industries’ (TAI) engine producing subsidiary, TUSAŞ Engine Industries (TEI) and Roketsan started working on the project in 2017. The best competing engines in the 230-250 mm class produced a maximum impulse of 1,250 newtons with a diameter of 250 mm.
In June 2020, the first prototype of the TJ300 missile engine was tested. It is capable of operating at speeds of up to 90% of the speed of sound and at an altitude of up to 5,000 feet. While engine was originally designed to be used in medium-range ship repellent missiles, while with different configurations, it can also be used with several other platforms.
TEI-TJ300 engine has the ability to start with wind effect (windmilling) without the need for any starter system (starter motor). This feature enables the platform to be applied to both air, naval and land defense systems.
The mass production process of the engine will begin after the development and qualification tests are completed.