Shakti engines are Ardiden 1H1 assembled by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), in India. Shakti powers the twin-engine Druhv and LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) from HAL.
250 units have already been co-produced by HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines.
Shakti features a remarkably compact modular architecture. The gas generator includes two centrifugal stages attached to a reverse-flow combustion chamber, a single-stage gas generator turbine and a two-stage power turbine. This design ensures that the engine remains very cost-effective, particularly in terms of maintenance and cost of ownership.