Avionics scientist BHVS Narayana Murthy was appointed as Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI), a premiere laboratory of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO).
He is expert in avionics has made contributions in design, development and delivery of Missile launch processors, onboard computers, real-time mission software etc. of DRDO.
BHVS Narayana Murthy is alumnus of NIT, Warangal. Under his leadership, DRDO had developed Avionics Systems (Onboard computers, Navigation, Control) of the Indian ICBM class Agni 5 and other missions.
For his contributions to various defence R&D projects, he has been honoured with the Astronautical Society of India Rocket and Related Technologies Award. Besides he was also bestowed with AGNI Award for Excellence in Self Reliance as a team Leader and DRDO Scientist of the Year Award.
About Research Centre Imarat (RCI)
- RCI is premiere laboratory of DRDO responsible for Research and Development of Missile Systems, advanced Avionics and guided weapons for Indian Armed Forces.
- It was established by APJ Abdul Kalam in 1988. It is located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
- Since its inception, the laboratory has made pioneering contributions towards successful flight testing of India’s maiden Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni V (Range: Over 5,000 kilometres).
- RCI also has spearheaded India-Israel joint development Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) programme.