Renowned aerospace scientist G Satheesh Reddy has been appointed as the Chairman of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) for a period of two years and will succeed S Christopher, who retired in June. He was also appointed as Secretary in the Department of Defence Research and Development (DDR&D).
Reddy, who has a distinguished reputation for his research and development in missile systems and contributions towards advancement of aerospace technologies and industries, is presently employed as the Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister.
The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet approved Reddy’s appointment for a period of two years. The new DRDO chief has been at the helm of the conceptualisation, design and development of inertial sensors, navigation schemes, algorithms systems, calibration methodologies, sensor models, simulation along with development of satellite navigation receivers and hybrid navigation systems.