MRF supplying tyres to Indian Air Force fighter
MRF Tyres has launched a new aircraft tyre, the MRF Aeromuscle, and will supply this as the main wheel fitment for the Indian Air Force’s more than 200-strong fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter planes. The tyres are produced at the company’s Hyderabad factory and are said to be 30 to 40 per cent cheaper than their imported equivalent. The Indian Air Force sought out a local tyre supplier for the Su-30 due to difficulties sourcing the tyres overseas. MRF has now also been given a mandate to design nose wheel tyres for the aircraft.