Carbon Fibre Winding (CFW)


This technology is for Rocket Launchers having capability to fire up to 7000-10000 rounds from the shoulder of a war fighter. It involves development of a recipe of carbon fibre winding as well as the selection of the fibre. The barrel assy. of a rocket launcher weapon is a carbon filament wound barrel. Production of Barrel assy. involves manufacture of Metallic Liner and Carbon Filament Winding(CFW) of Metallic Liner. Manufacturing of Metallic Liner is established but the CFW process is currently not available in India and is being sought indigenously. Secondly, Carbon Fibre of specified grade is not available to Indian defence industries due to export regulation. There is a need to develop the technology/ process within India.