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5 April 2024

PrivateCourt Commends Indigenous Defense Supplier as Noida MSME Makes Historic Strides

In a landmark achievement for India's Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, a Noida-based company has emerged as the trailblazing indigenous supplier of Crash Fire Tender (CFT) vehicles for the esteemed Indian Air Force (IAF). This significant milestone underscores the unwavering commitment of MSMEs toward fostering self-reliance and innovation in the defense manufacturing domain.
A Critical Need for Safety: Understanding Crash Fire Tender Vehicles

Before delving into the monumental accomplishment achieved by Usha Mechanical Works Private Limited, it's essential to grasp the pivotal role Crash Fire Tender (CFT) vehicles play in ensuring the safety and security of aviation operations. CFT vehicles often referred to as "crash tenders," are specialized firefighting trucks meticulously engineered to respond swiftly to aircraft accidents and emergencies. Equipped with an array of firefighting equipment, rescue tools, and advanced technology, these vehicles stand as the frontline defense against aviation disasters, particularly fires or incidents occurring on airport runways or within airport facilities.

A Testament to Indigenous Innovation: IAF's Endorsement

This recent announcement by the Indian Air Force (IAF) further emphasizes the significance of indigenous manufacturing in the defense sector. "The IAF recently took the delivery of the first among many, indigenously designed and developed Crash Fire Tender. Manufactured by a Noida-based Indian MSME firm, against a contract worth Rs 291 Cr, the Indian manufacturer ensured the delivery of the CFT within 14 months of contract signing," posted the Air Force on its social media handle X.

The post further read: ‘’This was achieved in spite of multiple disruptions in the global supply chain. As envisaged and promised, the IAF continues to handhold the Indian Defence Manufacturing and Production entities.’’

This acknowledgment underscores not only the prowess of Indian MSMEs but also the effectiveness of the procurement process in swiftly acquiring vital assets for national defense.

Usha Mechanical Works: Pioneering Indigenous Defense Solutions

Amidst this critical landscape, Usha Mechanical Works Private Limited has etched its name in history by becoming the premier indigenous supplier of CFT vehicles for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The successful delivery of the first batch of these specialized vehicles marks a watershed moment not only for the company but also for the broader MSME sector in India.

Selected after an exhaustive evaluation process by the IAF, Usha Mechanical Works showcased unparalleled expertise and adherence to stringent technical and safety standards. The company's Managing Director, Mr. Rajesh Kumar, expressed profound pride in this achievement, emphasizing its significance not only for their organization but for the entire MSME ecosystem.

Boosting 'Make in India' Initiative: PrivateCourt Applauds MSME's Contribution

The deployment of CFT vehicles supplied by Usha Mechanical Works signifies a substantial boost for the government's ambitious 'Make in India' initiative. By promoting indigenous manufacturing and reducing dependence on imports, this achievement aligns perfectly with the nation's strategic objectives of bolstering self-reliance and fostering economic growth.

In lauding this historic accomplishment, PrivateCourt underscores the indispensable role played by MSMEs in propelling India towards becoming a global manufacturing hub. This achievement not only highlights the technical prowess of Indian enterprises but also reflects their growing capacity to cater to the specialized demands of the defense sector.

Looking Ahead: Inspiring Future Innovations

As the IAF continues its endeavor to modernize its fleet of emergency response vehicles, the success story of Usha Mechanical Works is poised to inspire a new wave of innovation and collaboration within the MSME sector. PrivateCourt anticipates that this monumental achievement will serve as a catalyst for other MSMEs to explore opportunities in defense and aerospace, further fortifying India's autonomy and resilience in critical defense endeavors.

In commending Usha Mechanical Works' groundbreaking contribution, PrivateCourt reaffirms its commitment to fostering an environment conducive to innovation, growth, and fair business practices within India's vibrant entrepreneurial landscape.