Go­drej Aero­space to man­u­fac­ture air­frame as­sem­blies for air-launched Brah-Mos

SP's MAI - - CORPORATE NEWS - —Ro­hit Sri­vas­tava

Go­drej Aero­space, a unit of Go­drej & Boyce, has re­ceived order to man­u­fac­ture 100 sets of air­frames for air-launched ver­sion of the BrahMos su­per­sonic cruise mis­sile sys­tem, said the com­pany in a state­ment. On De­cem­ber 5, in an event marked to cel­e­brate the hand­ing over of the “100th set of air­frame as­sem­blies to BrahMos Aero­space Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for use in its mis­sile sys­tems,” Dr Sud­hir Mishra, dis­tin­guished sci­en­tist and Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (BrahMos), CEO and MD BrahMos Aero­space vis­ited Go­drej Aero­space and was handed the com­ple­tion documents of the 100th BrahMos air­frame by Jamshyd N. Go­drej, Chair­man and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Go­drej & Boyce.

On this oc­ca­sion Dr Mishra also con­grat­u­lated Go­drej Aero­space for win­ning the order for 100 units of air­frames for air-launched ver­sion of BrahMos mis­sile and start of its pro­duc­tion.

In­dian Air Force, on Novem­ber 22, suc­cess­fully fired the BrahMos air ver­sion anti ship­ping mis­sile from its front­line Su-30MKI fighter air­craft off the East­ern Coast. This was the first live test of the air ver­sion BrahMos. The air­frame order for air launched BrahMos sig­ni­fies the op­er­a­tional readi­ness of this ver­sion which had its first flight re­cently.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Jamshyd Go­drej said, “Go­drej and BrahMos have been part­ners for 17 mo­men­tous years. Over that time, we have taken great pride in do­ing our bit for na­tion-build­ing through our con­tri­bu­tion to bol­ster­ing In­dia’s de­fense ca­pa­bil­i­ties. There­fore, it gives me great plea­sure to hand over the com­ple­tion doc­u­ment for the 100th set of air­frame as­sem­blies to Dr Mishra.”

Ap­pre­ci­at­ing the “sup­port and guid­ance of DRDO” in man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies and in es­tab­lish­ing a world class man­u­fac­tur­ing in­fra­struc­ture for one of the world’s most ad­vanced mis­sile, he said, “This is a proud mo­ment for Go­drej, Brahmos and In­dia, and an as­ser­tion of our com­mit­ment to serve our coun­try through tech­no­log­i­cally driven so­lu­tions and in­dige­nous man­u­fac­tur­ing.”

Ac­knowl­edg­ing Go­drej’s con­tri­bu­tion in BrahMos man­u­fac­tur­ing, Dr Sud­hir Mishra said, “The de­liv­ery of the 100th set of com­bat wor­thy mis­sile air­frames marks an­other mile­stone in our long re­la­tion­ship. Go­ing for­ward, I am con­fi­dent our part­ner­ship will con­tinue to set new bench­marks and serve as in­spi­ra­tional role model for in­dige­nous devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion of so­phis­ti­cated weapon sys­tems.”

The BrahMos mis­sile is a stealth uni­ver­sal su­per­sonic cruise mis­sile that can be launched from ships, sub­marines, air­craft and land based plat­forms. It can be used for pre­ci­sion strike to de­stroy tar­gets on land and sea.

Go­drej Aero­space has been as­so­ci­ated with BrahMos pro­gramme since its in­cep­tion in 2001. Go­drej is a dom­i­nant con­trib­u­tor man­u­fac­tur­ing most of the metal­lic sub sys­tems in the BrahMos mis­sile. Be­sides the main air­frame, Go­drej sup­plies control sur­faces and nose cap. Go­drej also sup­plies the mo­bile au­ton­o­mous launch­ers, mis­sile re­plen­ish­ing ve­hi­cles for the land launched ver­sions.

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