G. Satheesh Reddy, a navigation scientist, has been appointed Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a premier missile laboratory of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He will assume charge on Wednesday.
Mr. Reddy, who did his B.Tech (ECE) from JNTU, Anantapur and M.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU Hyderabad, joined DRDO in July 1986 and has been serving RCI right from its inception.
A press release said that Mr. Reddy has contributed enormously towards development in critical areas of inertial systems, embedded computers, real time software, guidance and control technologies along with associated avionics systems.
He has been conferred with many awards for his innovative efforts, including Young Scientist Award, AGNI award for excellence in self reliance, DRDO Scientist of Year Award in 2010 and FAPCCI’s Outstanding Engineer Award for 2011. He was conferred the DRDO Performance Excellence Award twice for his contribution towards success of BrahMos and Dhanush missions. Path Breaking Research/ Outstanding Technology Development Award was also given on two occasions.
Mr. Reddy is the Vice-Chairman of the Aeronautical Society of India and has been inducted into various professional bodies.