Mumbai. 25th November, 2016 . Godrej & Boyce, the holding company of Godrej Group, commemorated delivery the 50th Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) motor casing in a ceremony attended by Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri. He also inaugurated Godrej’s new facility for Rubber and Composite materials.
Speaking about the milestone, Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy said, “I am immensely satisfied to note that illustrious Indian companies like Godrej & Boyce are at the forefront of our ‘Make in India’ campaign. Over the years, Godrej has been contributing significantly towards our defence and space programmes. We anticipate and look forward to such significant contributions from other Indian manufacturers as well.”
Anil G. Verma, Executive Director & President, Godrej & Boyce said, “We are extremely proud to announce the delivery of 50th Long Range Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) motor casing from this order for serial production. Considering the earlier production, this would be the 180th hardware. Godrej has consistently contributed to strengthen the defence and aerospace capabilities of our country. For LR-SAM, we started the development in 2010 and have over time established a set up for serial production for the same. This endeavour and milestone demonstrates our commitment towards indigenous manufacturing for India’s defence and space programmes.”
He further added, “We also inaugurated a new facility today, which will help us in entering into the non-metallic side of the Aerospace Industry which will enable us to manufacture more value added assemblies and systems. The new facility will manufacture Rubber and Composite materials”
The new facility will manufacture rubber and composite components such as Ablative lining for Solid Motor Casings, Reinforced Airframe Seals, Conductive Seals, EFI/RFI Shielded Seals, Aero-engine components, Composite motor casing, Sandwich panels (honeycomb / foam, Ceramic Matrix Composite (CMC) Sic-Sic, NOBBED and other High-temp Aero-engine parts.
Since 1985, Godrej Aerospace has increasingly been entrusted with work from ISRO, especially for complex equipments such as liquid propulsion engines for PSLV and GSLV rockets, thrusters for satellites and antenna systems. Godrej has contributed to all launches of ISRO including the prestigious Chandrayaan and Mangalyaan.
In defence, Godrej & Boyce also manufactures Riveted structures, Tankages, Engines for IGMT 5 missile programme and Actuators for Aircrafts. The company has also significantly contributed towards the famed Prithvi Missile, which uses a liquid engine. More than 60 engines were manufactured at Godrej & Boyce facility for Prithvi Missile. Over the years, Godrej has invested substantially into developing the Brahmos facility with nearly Rs 100 crore being invested into setting up serial production of the missile. Today, Godrej supplies six assemblies for the Brahmos Missile. At present, the company has five industrial licenses to manufacture defence products.
Godrej has also contributed in a significant manner in development of numerous Land and Naval Systems in association with DRDO and other development programmes. Autonomous Launchers and Missile Replenishment Vehicles for Brahmos, Armoured Missile Transporters, Autonomous Anti-Tank Bar Mine Burrier are some of the important contributions under Land Systems. Amongst the Naval Systems developed, some significant ones are Life Raft Container Ejection System (LRCES), CO2 Adsorbers, Mooring Capstan for Submarines. The company is currently undertaking many more indigenous development projects like Steering and Surfacing & Diving Systems.