The KCP Limited is a private sector company with an annual turnover of nearly $32.06 million (FY 2000-2001).
The company’s heavy engineering unit at Chennai manufactures:
- Heat-treatment furnaces used for heat treatment of low-alloy, high-strength steels, ultra high-strength steels, maraging steels, precipitation steels and heat-treatable aluminum alloys; used in missiles developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program.
- Parts of the airframe such as propellant and oxidizer tanks for the Prithvi ballistic missiles.
- Ballistic missile
- A delivery vehicle powered by a liquid or solid fueled rocket that primarily travels in a ballistic (free-fall) trajectory. The flight of a ballistic missile includes three phases: 1) boost phase, where the rocket generates thrust to launch the missile into flight; 2) midcourse phase, where the missile coasts in an arc under the influence of gravity; and 3) terminal phase, in which the missile descends towards its target. Ballistic missiles can be characterized by three key parameters - range, payload, and Circular Error Probable (CEP), or targeting precision. Ballistic missiles are primarily intended for use against ground targets.
 The KCP Group, www.kcp.co.in.
 Dr. N.C. Birla and B.S. Murthy, eds., “Airframes and Composites,” Indian Defence Technology: Missile Systems (1998: DRDO, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi), pp. 58-59.
 Dr. N.C. Birla and B.S. Murthy, eds., “Fabrication and Manufacturing Technologies,” pp. 89-90.