SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Bharat Forge, one of the leading forging companies in India has developed an indigenous two-piece aircraft wheel rim that is forged with high-grade aluminum locally for India’s Air Force Su-30MKI fleet to decrease dependency on Russia for the supply of such important components of the landing gear.
idrw.org has been told that IAF had requested Bharat Forge to develop high-grade aluminum rims for the main and nose wheel landing gear, particularly for the Su-30MKI fleet due to the high impact these rims often take while landing and a high rate of wearing that often requires frequent changes.
Bharat Forge under IAF is also planning to develop more systems and subsystems of the landing gears to replace dependency on Russia including pneumatic disc brakes.
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