Delivery marks new milestone in BrahMos-Godrej partnership
Godrej wins order for additional 100 sets of airframes for Air Launched Missile
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 Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce in a ceremony marking the occasion.
On this occasion, Mr. Mishra also congratulated Godrej Aerospace for winning the order for 100 units of airframes for Air Launched version of BrahMos missile and the start of its production.
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 completed 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.”
Mr. Godrej 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
“Godrej over the years has made immense contribution to BrahMos and Indian defence 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.”
~~~ BrahMos Aerospace DS, Director General, CEO & MD Dr. Sudhir Mishra
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 a 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.
About Godrej & Boyce:
Godrej & Boyce, a Godrej Group Company, operates across 14 diverse businesses. Founded in 1897, the company started with the manufacture of high-quality locks. It has since diversified into Consumer Goods, Office, and Industrial Products & Services, Infrastructure & Real Estate. Headquartered in Mumbai, Godrej & Boyce specializes in and is a market leader in Appliances, Furniture & Interiors, Security Solutions, Locking Solutions, AV solutions, Vending, Material Handling, Industrial Logistics, Aerospace, Nuclear Power, Defense, Toolings solutions for Auto industry, Process Equipment, Power Infrastructure, Real Estate and Green Building Consulting. Godrej is one of India’s most trusted brands serving over 1.1bn customers worldwide, every day.
About the BrahMos missile:
The BrahMos missile is a supersonic cruise missile with a flight range of up to 290 km. It carries a conventional warhead weighing 200 – 300 kilos. It can cruise at an altitude as high as 15 km and as low as 10 m above the ground and maintains supersonic speed (more than 1 km per second) throughout the
duration of its flight. Once the BrahMos missile is fired, it doesn’t need any further guidance from a control center. This makes it a ‘Fire and Forget’ missile.
The BrahMos missile is highly versatile and can be launched from positions on land, in air or water to seek and destroy targets on land and on water. Its sheer speed makes it a highly lethal weapon. Its pinpoint accuracy helps minimise collateral damage.
The first successful launch of a BrahMos missile took place on June 12th, 2001 from a land-based launcher at the interim test range off the Chandipur coast of Orissa.
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