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BrahMos Aerospace, IISc set up Center of Excellence in High Speed Aerodynamics

Brahmand.com (November 08, 2011)                                                                           Print This News

BANGALORE: In honour of former President of India and distinguished scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, BrahMos Aerospace on Tuesday inaugurated a Centre of Excellence in hypersonics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

BrahMos Aerospace, a Joint Venture company between India and Russia and the producer of world class BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missiles, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IISc on 12th June, 2011 in New Delhi to establish a Centre of Excellence in High Speed Aerodynamics.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief of BrahMos Aerospace, Dr. A S Pillai said, "The new Centre of Excellence at IISc will pave the way for young and bright scientists from all over India to undertake research and development in the field of high speed aerodynamics.

"This will lead to the development of the advanced BRAHMOS-II missile system and reusable hypersonic vehicles for space missions," he said.

Terming the day as a historic day, he further added, "ISRO and DRDO have long been associated with IISc and now it is the turn of BrahMos Aerospace to be associated with IISc."

Speaking at the event Dr. Kalam said, "The Centre of Excellence will bring together the strength of BrahMos and Indian Institute of Science with the mission to promote development of world class systems and technology, which is a significant step towards national development."

IISc, Bangalore is India's premier science and research institute. It was established in 1909 and collaborates with the country's leading defence and aerospace agencies as well as private research labs in the area of R&D.

The faculty and alumni of this institute have been responsible for establishing and spearheading many new institutions and programmes across the country.

  • "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