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6th National Awards for Technology Innovation 2015-16 awarded to BrahMos engineers

BrahMos Aerospace (January 27, 2016)                                                                           Print This News

NEW DELHI: The Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Ananth Kumar presented the 6th National Awards for Technology in Innovation in Petrochemicals and downstream Plastics Processing Industry on 20th January 2016, in New Delhi.

Dr. KV Govindarajan, Shri BM Rao & Shri G. Rajesh from BrahMos Aerospace, Hyderabad, along with PM Asseref from Advanced Systems Laboratory, Hyderabad and Shri PS Methia from Defence Research Development Laboratory, Hyderabad received the prestigious award, for their 'Innovation in Polymeric Materials', titled: "Special Thermal Protection Low Molecular Weight Polymethylphenyl Silicone Rubber with Chopped Carbon Fibre Reinforcement Polymeric Material for Aerospace & Missile Applications", from Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Ananth Kumar in New Delhi.

This innovation deals with the development and successful use of thermal protective material on the aluminium airframe in supersonic cruise missile (BRAHMOS) imparting insulation characteristics to the structure and protecting the payload without increasing the weight of the system. The scope of the material could be expanded to fabricate light weight thermal protecting applications in Aircraft/ Missile/ Space industries. M/s Anabond Ltd, Chennai has been chosen as an industry partner for bulk production of this thermal protection material in India.

Complementing the awardees, Shri Ananth Kumar said that there is so much talent in the country in the sector, and there is need to harness, map and support them so that there are more innovations, and Research and Development activities. He said that considering the huge requirement of skilled manpower in the petrochemical sector, the Government has decided to set up 100 CIPETs (Central Institutes for Plastic Engineering and Technology), as per PIB news report.

The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir was also present in the function.

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), an autonomous organisation under Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, implements the scheme of the national awards. For the sixth national awards, 264 nominations were received, 17 of which have been selected as winners and 14 as runners up for 2015-16.

  • "Time has come for BrahMos Aerospace to work on Mark-II version of BRAHMOS so that we will still be the market leader in hypersonic cruise missiles." - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

  • "The traditional partnership between India & Russia has been tested by the time and time and it is the most important stabilizing factor, not only for the asian region, but for the whole world" - Vladimir Putin

  • "Make in India' should not be limited to production & manufacturing only, it should also involve generation of engineering knowledge in the country." - Mr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra

  • "BrahMos is not only a successful Joint Venture but also a model for cooperation which has immense political value for our two countries" - Mr. Dmitry Rogozin

  • "BrahMos JV is a unique venture which has given substantial guidelines in defence design inputs, engineering inputs, production related culture and ultimately in pushing the technology base forward" - Dr. V G Sekaran

  • "BrahMos JV is most suitable model, which has withstood the test of time and is recommended to be followed for realization of all high end products with our country." - Dr. V K Saraswat

  • "BrahMos is the most successful missile company of the nation and it is this unique blend of young and experienced team members motivated with innovation and utmost dedication that has contibuted to the success of the missile system" - Dr. Avinash Chander