MIDHANI on 20/March/2021 dispatched its first consignment of high temperature alloy for the country’s indigenous Kaveri dry engine program powering unmanned combat aerial vehicle(UCAV). The supply of the first batch was flagged off by Shri APVS Prasad, CE, (CEMILAC), DRDO, and Dr.Sanjay Kumar Jha, Chairman & Managing Director at MIDHANI. The consignment was containing Nickel base superalloy (Superni 263A) and titanium alloy (Titan 31A) forged bars thoroughly qualified in airworthy certification requirements. These materials go for various class I & class II components of the engine. Manufacturing of these materials is with 75% indigenous content. 1st consignment was manufactured and certified successfully in mission mode within 2.5months. Balance supplies are also planned meticulously in subsequent months.
Speaking on the occasion C&MD MIDHANI congratulated the MIDHANI team for their wonderful effort & thanked airworthy certification agencies Shri B Saha, RD, RCMA(M) Hyderabad, and Shri Jaiganesh, RD, AQA (GW & M), for enormous support to make the fast track supply. CE, CEMILAC has stressed the requirement of acquiring material life data from users for indigenous material, so that indigenous content in the airforce can be increased.