DRDO Chief Addresses Seminar

Futuristic weapon systems would be smart, intelligent, complex and technologically advanced, said S. Christopher, Chairman of DRDO and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D.

He was speaking at the Third International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) International Conference on Advances in Control & Optimisation of Dynamical Systems (ACODS-2018) organised by DRDO.

G. Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri and Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems, said synergetic efforts of R&D institutes, academia and industries have enabled India to achieve self-reliance on many technological fronts. “Technologies have been evolving quickly and we need to focus on smart, adaptive learning systems to make our aerospace vehicles cost-effective and state of the art,” he said.

Frank Allgower, President of IFAC Austria highlighted the activities of the IFAC and complimented efforts of ACDOS, India, in that direction.

Ramkalyan Ayyagari, President of ACDOS India (NIT, Trichy), B.N. Suresh, President of Indian National Academy of Engineering, M.S.R. Prasad, Director of DRDL, Tessy Thomas, Director of ASL and B.H.V.S. Narayana Murthy, Director of RCI were among those who spoke at the international conference.