G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientist ‘G’ and Director, Inertial Systems from RCI, a Hyderabad based premier laboratory of DRDO’s Missile Complex, has been conferred with presitigious Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) fellowship. This is in recognition of his significant contributions core critical areas of navigation systems and sub-systems for missiles, UAVs, aircraft and other various applications for the strategic needs of the country. He has been conferred with many DRDO National Level Awards for his remarkable achievements in the field of Inertial Navigation and SATNAV Systems. (Press Release)
INS Deepak commissioned: INS Deepak, the first of the two Fleet Tankers to be built by M/s Fincanteri Shipyard, Italy, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai by A.K. Antony on Janauary 21 at an impressive ceremony. On arrival at the South Breakwater of the Naval Dockyard, Antony was received by Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, and Vice Admiral Sanjeev Bhasin, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command. The Defence Minister was presented a 50-man Guard of Honour. At the commissioning ceremony which was held on the Helicopter deck of INS Deepak, the ships Commanding Officer, Captain VK Madhusoodanan, read out the commissioning warrant which was followed by the hoisting of the National flag and the Naval Ensign for the first time and breaking of the Commissioning pennant on the ships mast. The minister unveiled the ship’s name plaque thus marking the formal induction of INS Deepak into the Indian Navy and the Western Fleet.(Press Release)
BEL to showcase NCW tech at AI-2011: Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL) will showcase home-grown Network Centric Warfare (NCW) technologies during the upcoming Aero India 2011. Bangalore will host the 8th edition of air show from February 9-13 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. NCW makes use of computer processing power and networking communications technology to provide shared information of the battle space among defence forces. The shared awareness increases synergy for command and control, resulting in superior decision-making and the ability to coordinate complex military operations over long distances. “NCW solutions on show would include command and control system, a major display on air space management; multi sensor tracking, situation simulator and tactical algorithm for air defence applications; battlefield management system for supporting military users of all levels in a tactical battle area (from the individual soldier up to the battalion HQ); and coastal surveillance system,” says BEL.
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