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Farnborough 2022: PBS confirms four customers for its new turbojet engine

27th July 2022 - 17:06 GMT | by Patrick Aquilina in London

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The TJ80-120 in the configuration pictured above is designed for use in target drones, the variant for missiles has a smaller diameter. (Photo: Patrick Aquilina)

Shephard met PBS Velka Bites at the Farnborough International Airshow to discuss the unveiling of its new turbojet engine and future developments.

Czech aero engine manufacturer PBS Velka Bites unveiled the TJ80-120 last week during the Farnborough International Airshow. 

Developed from the TJ80, released in 2018, the TJ80-120 was designed to meet customer demands for an engine that can provide more power at the same weight and diameter.

The TJ80-120 is the same weight and size as the TJ80 but boasts 25% more thrust power, increasing maximum thrust from 900N to 1,250N. It can power 150-250kg platforms depending on the launching mechanism.

The TJ80-120 has an altitude ceiling of 10,000m, a maximum speed of 0.9m and a time between overhauls of

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Patrick graduated with a degree in International Relations in 2020, and joined Shephard Media in …

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