SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
India’s leading tyre maker MRF has confirmed at the ongoing Aero India 2019 that the company has developed wheel tyres for LCA-Tejas and Naval Mig-29K Carrier based fighter jets as per configuration provided to them and soon it will be ready to supply the first consignment once cleared for the production.
A company official at Aero India 2019 confirmed that the entire fleet of SU 30 MKI are on MRF supplied nose and main wheel tyres and wheel tyres specifically designed for LCA-Tejas will be ready for trials soon. wheel tyres developed for Mig-29K on request from Indian Navy already has gone to demonstrations and trials and MRF is expecting order confirmation from the Indian Navy soon.
MRF is confident that IAF too will be soon on board and will procure wheel tyres for its Mig-29 fleet as well. In 2013 MRF was asked to develop Main wheel tyres for Sukhoi-30MKI fleet by Indian Air Force due to heavy wear and tear of the tyres and constrained supply of tyres from Russia which use to hamper operational availability of the fleet.
MRF has developed a special brand called ” Aeromuscle” which looks into demand for the supply of tyres for aircraft in service with armed forces of India. MRF entered this segment after it won a contract for the supply of tyres from HAL for its Chetak range of helicopters in 2008 and till now has supplied nearly 2000 of them in the last 10 years.
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