Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., today handed over the 100th set of airframe assemblies to BrahMos Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. (BAPL) for use in its missile systems, continuing the company's proud tradition of contributing toward building India's defense capabilities.
Dr. Sudhir Mishra, distinguished scientist Director General (BrahMos), CEO & MD BrahMos Aerospace visited Godrej Aerospace to celebrate this landmark achievement and was handed the completion documents of the 100th BrahMos Airframe by Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce in a ceremony marking the occasion.
Godrej & Boyce Chairman and Managing Director Jamshyd N. 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. 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."
He acknowledged contribution, support and guidance of DRDO & MSQAA in developing and assimilating manufacturing technologies and quality practices to establish a world class manufacturing infrastructure for one of the world's most advanced missile. He also appreciated the contribution of the academia and Godrej's vendors in this endeavor.
BrahMos Aerospace DS, Director General, CEO & MD Dr. Sudhir Mishra said, "Godrej over the years has made immense contribution to BrahMos and Indian defense sector. 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.