LMW-ATC bags DRDO’s Defence Technology award

LN Revathy Coimbatore | Updated on May 20, 2018

Textile machinery manufacturing major Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW) has bagged the DRDO Defence Technology Absorption Award, 2017.

The Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) of LMW recently bagged the award for successful delivery of airborne dome.

K Soundhar Rajhan, Director (Operations), LMW, told BusinessLine the ATC has been working with the DRDO laboratory, Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), in Bengaluru, to fabricate and assemble a complete metallic structure of Airborne Dome for Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWC&S).

This dome structure, which is a significant part of the AWC&S, has been designed and developed indigenously by DRDO for use by the Airforce. “After the establishment of ATC in 2010, LMW got into the development of parts for the aerospace sector. We have done quite a few assemblies and projects for a company in the US and HAL as well. DRDO recognised our work and gave us the airborne dome project. We developed the prototype in record time. It is a surveillance product, is huge, comprises more than 4,500 metallic parts and assembled with more than 65,000 rivets. The product will undergo rigorous tests,” said Soundhar Rajhan.

Group company Lakshmi Technology and Engineering has also bagged the DRDO Defence Technology Absorption Award 2017 for developing the Power Take Off Shaft (PTO) for the Light Combat Aircraft.

Published on May 20, 2018

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