DRDO Chairman honored with Missile System Award by US-based AIAA

DRDO Chairman honored with Missile System Award by

Question: DRDO Chairman got Missile System Award for design, development and deployment of-
(a) Diversified strategic and tactical missile systems
(b) Guided weapons
(c) Advanced avionics and navigation technologies
(d) All of above
Answer :(d)
Related facts:

  • DRDO Chairman G. Satheesh Reddy honored with Missile System Award for 2019 by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA) in March, 2019.
  • Reddy shared the award with Rondell J. Wilson, a former Principal Engineering Fellow of Raytheon Missile Systems.
  • G. Satheesh Reddy is the first Indian to be awarded this prestigious award.
  • He is also the first person to be conferred by this award outside USA in nearly four decades.

About G. Satheesh Reddy:

  • G. Satheesh Reddy is the Secretary of India’s Department of Defense and Chairman of Defense Research and Development organization (DRDO).
  • He is the scientific advisor of Defense Ministry and the architect of advanced Missile system technologies and smart guided weapons technologies in India.
  • He is the first scientist of India to receive silver Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society, London.

Missile System Award:

  • This is a prestigious annual award given by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronauts (AIAA) to recognize excellence in Missile System Technology.

Links:
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/drdo-chairman-honoured-with-missile-systems-award-by-us-based-aiaa/article26418876.ece
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/drdo-chairman-honoured-with-missile-systems-award-by-us-based-aiaa/articleshow/68233598.cms

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