Rolls-Royce Showcases Future-ready Defence and Naval Combat Powering Capabilities at DefExpo 2020

The company continues to build on its 87 years’ legacy of Partnering India’s Defence Forces by ‘pioneering the power that matters’

DefExpo, DefExpo 2020

Lucknow: Rolls-Royce, one of the world’s leading industrial technology companies, has been showcasing its defence, power and propulsion solutions for India at DefExpo 2020.

MT30, the world’s most power-dense marine gas turbine in service today, was on display at Rolls-Royce stall in hall no. 3. Also on display at the DefExpo from the Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ table were solutions for both land and naval defence, including the Integrated Bridge System that is an advanced marine automation system for efficient ship operation from our MTU brand.

Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce India & South Asia, said “Rolls-Royce shares a rich heritage of partnering India for over eight decades, and we remain committed to continue to build on our strong legacy of collaboration with the Indian defence forces. Our MTU engines currently propel and power many Indian Coast Guard and Indian Navy vessels, as well as India’s indigenously built Arjun Main Battle Tanks. More than 750 Rolls-Royce engines of 10 engine types are powering aircrafts of the Indian military supported by a dedicated Defence Service Delivery Centre in Bengaluru.

With Service teams present at several locations along the Indian Coastline, the company is certainly geared to support the varied needs of naval customers in India. We also employ a skilled talent pool of engineers at our Engineering Centres in Bengaluru and Pune, who provide engineering capability for global projects spanning research and development as well as new product design and development.

“Keeping in view the imperatives of a future-ready combat force, we look forward to showcasing our next generation capabilities for both land and naval. These advanced technology products are designed to address the emerging power needs of the defence forces along with growing demands for efficiency and optimisation of resources.”

“We are also keen to support India’s goals of indigenisation and self-reliance through technology partnerships and co-development initiatives. Co-creation programmes to co-develop relevant technologies in areas of strategic importance to bolster commercialisation of production in India, as well as strengthen the ecosystem to become a global supplier and exporter of defence technologies.

Today, as India seeks to strengthen its local defence industry, we are well placed to support India’s ‘Make in India’ vision by partnering in its co-creation journey and capability building through skills and technology,” he added.

MT30 – Powering the Future

Proven at sea, MT30 can deliver its full power of up to 40MW (depending on application) in ambient temperatures up to 38°C, without any power degradation through life of ship allowing the ship to operate anywhere in the world without loss of performance or power.

In just over a decade, the MT30 is operating or has been selected for all conceivable propulsion arrangements across seven ship types in ten naval programmes around the world. This includes mechanical, hybrid and fully integrated-electric, with power delivered to water-jets, controllable and fixed-pitch propellers, depending on application.

EM 50-2 – Advanced Marine Automation System

Among the land and naval defence capabilities on show from the MTU brand, are solutions for marine automation including the EM 50-2 Integrated Bridge System. The EM 50-2 is a modern integrated bridge responsible for providing access to all information that is crucial to safe and efficient ship operation, that collates information previously scattered over diverse displays at a standardised display using a single graphic interface which enables faster overview using an ultra-modern visuals concept.

Rolls-Royce is firmly committed to serve the needs of the country and is keen to customise its advanced technology products to best serve the power needs of the Indian defence forces.