The country’s leading tyre maker MRF on Thursday achieved a significant milestone with the commencement of supply of nose wheel tyre for the Indian Air Force’s fighter aircraft.
MRF has been supplying main wheel tyre for SU 30 MKI, the most advanced fighter aircraft group in the IAF fleet.
Similarly, indigenisation of nose wheel tyres for SU 30 MKI was also taken up by MRF and after successful field trials, the company is gearing up to supply the nose wheel tyres for the fighter aircraft.
Chairman of MRF KM Mammen handed over the ‘MRF Aeromuscle Tyre’, indigenously developed by the company, for the Sukhoi aircraft of IAF in the presence of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami at the Defence Industry Development Meet held here.
“MRF is currently executing an order for supply of nose wheel tyres for Sukhoi fleet,” a company official told BusinessLine. Read More …