As a part of DRDO Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, A day's National Technical Seminar on Future technologies for Combat Vehicle Electronics FTC-2018 was organized at CVRDE, Avadi, one of the premier System Establishments of DRDO on February 23, 2018.
Dr P Sivakumar, Distinguished Scientist & Director, CVRDE welcomed the dignitaries and delegates from DRDO, Industry & Academia to this seminar and highlighted the relevance of the seminar for synergizing R&D, Academia and Industries. He brought out the significant contributions of DRDO and CVRDE in particular to the nation. He also urged the importance of having strong attitude and will power in making the nation Self Reliant in cutting edge technologies.
The Chief Guest, Dr Sateesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Raksha Mantri, Distinguished Scientist and Director General (Missiles & Strategic Systems) inaugurated the seminar and enthralled the participants with breathtaking address. He appreciated the efforts of CVRDE in making the nation proud by giving the indigenous Main Battle tank Arjun. He emphasized to develop cutting edge technologies & systems for the Armed Forces, which would be abreast with the contemporary technologies in the world to meet obsolescence management. He also insisted that basic research in R&D sector should take a quantum jump.
Dr G.Satheesh Reddy also inaugurated a portal on "Consortium for Frontier Technologies of Combat Vehicles", to benefit the industries, DRDO fraternity and Academic Institutions for knowledge sharing and creating data base of contacts.
A Panel discussion was held under the Chairmanship of Dr P Sivakumar, Distinguished Scientist & Director, CVRDE on advanced vetronics concepts like In-Vehicle Networking, Net-centric warfare, Directed Energy weapons, Wireless Power Transfer, Camouflaging etc.
Additional Directors Smt Jayashree Sivakumar & Shri M Khadar Basha, of CVRDE, briefed about the seminar FTC-2018, while Mr Soundarapandian, Senior Scientist delivered the vote of thanks.