AIAA confers Missile Systems Award 2019 upon DRDO Chief

Published on March 05, 2019
Aerospace scientist and Chief of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), G Satheesh Reddy has been conferred the Missile Systems Award 2019 by the American Institute
AIAA confers Missile Systems Award 2019 upon DRDO Chief

of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

More Details:

  • Satheesh Reddy shares the award with Rondell J. Wilson, a former Principal Engineering Fellow of Raytheon Missile Systems.
  • He is the first Indian and first person outside the USA to be awarded this prestigious award in nearly four decades.

About Satheesh Reddy:

  • Satheesh Reddy is the Scientific Adviser to the Defence Minister and is considered the architect of advanced missile technologies and smart guided weapons technologies in India.
  • Satheesh Reddy was the Project Director for the design and development of the country's first 1,000 kg class guided bomb which has enhanced precision strike capabilities.
  • Satheesh Reddy is also the first scientist from India to receive the Silver Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society, London.
  • Satheesh Reddy has also played a key role in the development of some key systems, including tactical missile systems such as the quick reaction surface-to-air missile, the portable anti-tank guided missile and the HELINA and NAG anti-tank weapons.

About the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics:

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is a professional society of Aerospace Engineers.
  • AIAA aims to ignite and celebrate aerospace ingenuity and collaboration, and its importance to our way of life.
  • The Missile Systems Award recognises excellence in developing or implementing missile systems technology, including significant technological accomplishments or for inspired leadership of missile systems programmes.

Question:

Q. Who has been conferred the Missile Systems Award 2019 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics?
a. C Satheesh Reddy
b. G Satheesh Reddy
c. D Satheesh Reddy
d. B Satheesh Reddy

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