The centre has supplied several important components for the aircraft that will help fuel and airflow and maintain its center of gravity.
Engineers at the institute have designed and manufactured components used in the cockpit of the pilot, besides the high and low pressure filters used for filtration of hydraulic oil.
The brake control system components and re-fueling components have also been supplied by the Central Tool Room and Training Centre.
This apart, it has supplied heat-exchanger components used to neutralize the heat generated during operations in various sections of the aircraft.
The cost of all the major projects completed and continuing at the Central Tool Room and Training Centre for the Tejas aircraft will come close to Rs 19.55 crore.
“Central Tool Room and Training Centre has already supplied the same for various technology development series aircraft, limited series production and for the newly formed squadron (Dagger 45) of Indian Air Force,” said the institute’s managing director S. Maity.
“We are also in the process of developing air-to-air refuelling and drop tank component for the future variant aircraft, namely the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas MK 1,” he said.
The institute shot to fame after providing components for Mangalyaan (Mars orbiter mission), Chandrayaan – I and Chandrayaan – II.
Established in 1991, the center runs under the ministry of micro small and medium enterprises and is equipped with state-of-the-art machines and technology for manufacturing of complex and high-precision components for aerospace defense applications.
“We convey our gratitude to the ministry of defence and all the other esteemed organisations who have shown their support and established confidence in the Central Tool Room and Training Centre and helped in catapulting us into an organisation of national repute,” Maity said.
Courtesy: The Telegraph