Mumbai. 18 May 2018. Godrej Aerospace was awarded the prestigious Defence Technology Absorption Award 2017 by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India’s premier research and development organization for military and defence technology. The award was conferred on Godrej Aerospace, in recognition of their outstanding contribution towards establishing complex technologies and on-time delivery of the Power Take Off (PTO) shafts. PTO shafts are designed to transmit power from the aircraft engine to the Aircraft Mounted Accessory Gear box. This PTO shaft is designed by DRDO for Tejas, the indigenously developed light combat aircraft.
Surendra Vaidya, Executive Vice President and Business Head, Godrej Aerospace said, “We feel honoured to receive this prestigious award from DRDO. Our journey with DRDO commenced three decades ago and since then we have relentlessly pursued cutting-edge innovations in defence manufacturing. This recognition is testimony to our consistent endeavours towards strengthening indigenous defence manufacturing. Godrej Aerospace remains confident that introduction of the finest defence technologies and top-notch efficiency in indigenous defence manufacturing will safeguard our nation’s hard earned independence and make our borders more secure.”