Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd., on December 5 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 defence capabilities.
Distinguished scientist and Director General (BrahMos), CEO & MD BrahMos Aerospace Dr Sudhir Mishra, visited Godrej Aerospace to celebrate this landmark achievement and was handed the completion documents of the 100th BrahMos Airframe by Chairman and Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce, Jamshyd N. Godrej in a ceremony marking the occasion.
On this occasion 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.
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 defence 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.”
Godrej acknowledged contribution, support and guidance of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Missile System Quality Assurance Agency (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 endeavour
Dr Sudhir Mishra commented, “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.”
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.