New Delhi: Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group, announced today that its business Godrej Aerospace handed over the 200th set of the stealth universal supersonic cruise missile airframe assemblies to BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited (BAPL) for use in its missile systems.
“The delivery will further enhance India’s national security through self-reliance. Each airframe of the BrahMos missile consists of 138 complicated sub-assemblies that are manufactured from more than 1,500 parts,” a Godrej Group statement said.
The handover ceremony took place virtually and was attended by key leaders and mentors from Godrej & Boyce, BrahMos Aerospace, Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), and Missile Systems Quality Assurance Agency (MSQAA).
“It brings me immense joy to handover the 200th BrahMos airframe today. The credits to achieving this milestone goes to teamwork and contribution by the entire team including officers from BrahMos, scientists from DRDL, representatives from MSQAA, and the Godrej Aerospace team,” Godrej & Boyce executive director and president Anil Verma said.
“It is a matter of virtue for us to undertake work that enhances national security. The roots of Godrej & Boyce are based on self-reliance. Hence, it is an honor for us to contribute towards the growth of the country. We assure complete support to BrahMos, MSQAA, and DRDO and are looking forward to upscale the production to reach bigger milestones in the coming future,” Verma said.
BrahMos Aerospace Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Dr Sudhir Kumar Mishra acknowledged the milestone in manufacturing advanced missiles and encouraged Godrej to channelise its focus on design and development. “Godrej is one of the major trusted partners of the BrahMos industry consortium. This project is not merely an achievement in the production and development of the most advanced missiles, but also is a prominent assertion of the ‘Make in India‘ narrative,” he said.
“We hope to continue to set such benchmarks in the development and production of sophisticated weapon systems by growing our partnership with Godrej & Boyce,” Mishra, who is also the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Distinguished Scientist and Director General (BrahMos) said.
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 the BrahMos programme since its inception in 2001. Godrej Aerospace is a dominant contributor manufacturing most of the metallic sub-systems in the BrahMos missile. Besides the main airframe, they supply control surfaces and nose caps.
Godrej & Boyce’s business Godrej Precision Engineering also supplies the Mobile Autonomous Launchers, Missile Replenishing Vehicles for the land launched versions.