National conference on aerospace, defence-related mechanisms held

National conference on aerospace, defence-related mechanisms held
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The 11th national conference and exhibition on aerospace and defencerelated mechanisms, ARMS2018, was organised by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex and Indian Space Research Organisation in association with Indian National Society for Aerospace and Related Mechanism INSARM, Hyderabad chapter and BITS Pilani in the city on Friday The theme of the conference was Advances and Challenges in Ae

Hyderabad: The 11th national conference and exhibition on aerospace and defence-related mechanisms, ARMS-2018, was organised by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex and Indian Space Research Organisation in association with Indian National Society for Aerospace and Related Mechanism (INSARM), Hyderabad chapter and BITS Pilani in the city on Friday. The theme of the conference was “Advances and Challenges in Aerospace and Defence-related mechanisms.”

Addressing the conference, chief guest Dr Tessy Thomas, Director General, Aero, DRDO highlighted the new developments and maturity of India in aerospace and defence-related mechanisms. Guest of Honour Dr S Somnath, Director, VSSC ISRO gave a brief history of design and development of aerospace and defence-related mechanisms besides emphasising the objectives of INSARM and ARMS, a knowledge sharing platform of all mechanisms engineer.

Prof G Sundar, Director, BITS, Dr KM Rajan, Director, ARDE and Dr MRM Babu, Director, ASL welcomed the dignitaries and delegates and briefed about the conference. Dr V Venkateswara Rao, Outstanding Scientist, Director, Centre for Advanced Systems, DRDO and Chairman, Organising Committee said, “There are tremendous advancements in aerospace sector. The conference is being organised to highlight advances related to design and development, fabrication, testing & analysis, as well as futuristic concepts of aerospace and defence-related mechanisms. This event will bring scientists, academia, professionals and related industries under a common platform.”

Various achievement awards were also conferred on scientists and engineers working in the field of aerospace and defence-related mechanisms. The key note speech was delivered by Dr S Somnath on ‘Highly Reliable Aerospace Mechanism of ISRO’. More than 500 delegates including scientists, students, faculty, industry partners attended the conference.

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