Kusumgar Corporates Private Limited, a pioneer in technical textiles in India, has developed a special fabric for P7 heavy cargo parachutes. Kusumgar successfully developed the fabric with special coating formulation with the support of DRDO’s ADRDE team, which resulted in improved abrasion resistance in addition to being water and oil repellent.
The heavy drop system is used for para dropping, which is capable of paradropping military stores up to 7-ton weight class from IL-76 Aircraft. In light of the requirements of the armed forces, especially in difficult to reach border areas without motorable roads, these systems would fill the gap for logistics and supplies. The entire system was developed by DRDO’s ADRDE lab based in Agra and manufactured by OPF Kanpur.
The successful use of its fabric in the system is another feather in the cap for Kusumgar and is in tune with the vision of Prime Minister’s ‘Made in India’ project.
The Vapi, Gujarat-based company has supported the indigenisation of several products for the armed forces and has also been the selected industry partner in developing various products with DRDO.