Nexans wins cable contract for Indian Air Force project

Nexans has been awarded a €5m (£4.2m) contract by Tata Power’s Strategic Electronics Division to supply cabling to the Indian Air Force’s Modernization of the Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI) project.

The four-year contract covers the supply several thousands of cables to upgrade the runway and taxiway lighting power circuits for 30 Indian Air Force (IAF) bases throughout India.

The MAFI project is focused on modernising the infrastructure of IAF bases where the runways need to be upgraded and are not capable of handling the new array of military aircraft set to enter service. The project aims to upgrade all IAF bases with state-of-the-art equipment and systems to provide the capability to handle all types of modern military aircraft.

Nexans is supplying both primary and secondary cables for the MAFI project. This includes 5kV cables manufactured according to FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) standards that will be used to form the main backbone of the airfield lighting power series circuits.

In addition, 600V secondary cables that meet the H07RN-F standard will also be used to provide the short spur links that connect the main power network to the individual airfield lights.