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Russian Saturn Engine Manufacturer Develops Small Engines for Cruise Missiles

© Sputnik / Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the photo bankIn the SaM146 engine assembly shop at the NPO Saturn research and production center.
In the SaM146 engine assembly shop at the NPO Saturn research and production center. - Sputnik International
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Russia's Saturn aircraft engine manufacturer is developing a new generation of small engines for air-launched cruise missiles, the United Engine Corporation (UEC) said Thursday.

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RYBINSK (Yaroslav Region, Russia) (Sputnik) — It said the advantages of the 36MT engine under development for air-launched cruise missiles include low specific fuel consumption, high specific thrust, resilience and digital control system.

"At present, Saturn is working on improving the performance of existing small-size gas turbine engines (GTE) and the development of a family of small new generation GTEs," UEC said in a statement.

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