Indian Air Force To Induct Indigenous Fiberglass Mats For Quick Repair Of Damaged Runways Post Enemy Bombing

Soon, the runways and airfields damaged by enemy bombs during wars or natural disasters could be rapidly repaired by the Indian Air Force (IAF) with the help of indigenously developed fiberglass mats.

Also known as foldable fiberglass mats (FFMs), these will be used to level out the top of the hole created by the bomb-impact after it has first been filled with stones, debris or soil. One FFM will cover an area of 18 metres by 16 metres. These mats are made of lightweight and thin panels with high strength connected together by hinges. The materials used are fiberglass, polyester and resin.

The IAF has reportedly announced a requirement of 120-125 such mats sets per year which are expected to be manufactured by the private industry once the modalities are worked out. Read more

You may also read!

Demand for new caste-, faith- or ethnicity-based regiments for Indian Army not in consonance with policy or national interest

If there is anything apolitical in India, it is its armed forces. Enough concern has been raised in recent


India completes phase one of ballistic missile defence programme, nod for missiles awaited

In a boost to India’s deterrence capabilities, the phase one of the ambitious Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) programme has


India has shared evidence of JeM, Azhar’s terrorist activities with China: MEA

India shared with China all evidence of terrorist activities of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and its leader Masood Azhar during Foreign


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu