NEW DELHI. India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman and Secretary DDR&D Dr G Satheesh Reddy has been conferred American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2019 Missile Systems Award for his over three decades of significant national contributions toward indigenous design, development, and
deployment of diversified strategic and tactical missile systems, guided weapons, advanced avionics and navigation technologies in India.
Dr Reddy wins the award jointly with Rondell J Wilson, retired Principal Engineering Fellow of Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona.
The award is presented biennially to a candidate who has demonstrated expertise in fundamental technical disciplines that has led to substantial improvement in missile systems or innovative leadership that has established an environment in which creativity in missile system technology implementation can flourish and which led to the successful completion of a major
program milestone by a government agency or an industry team.
The AIAA is the world’s largest aerospace technical society with nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members.