Mumbai, December 5, 2017
Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej and 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. 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.
Dr Sudhir Mishra, Director General (BrahMos), CEO and 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 MD, Godrej and Boyce in a ceremony marking the occasion.
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.
"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,” said Godrej.
He also acknowledged contribution, support and guidance of DRDO and 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.
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."
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.