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DRDO Defence Technology Absorption Award 2017


Advanced Technology Center (ATC) of Lakshmi Machine Works, Coimbatore had worked with the DRDO Laboratory, Center for Airborne Systems (CABS) at Bengaluru to fabricate and assemble complete metallic structure of Airborne Dome for Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWC&S). This Dome had more than 4500 metallic parts; precision machined and assembled with more than 1,15,000 rivets. This Dome structure is a significant part of the Airborne Warning and Control System (AEW&C) being indigenously designed and developed by DRDO for use by Indian Air force. For the successful delivery of this Airborne Dome, LMW-ATC was awarded the DRDO Defense Technology Absorption Award 2017.

This award was given away by Honorable Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in the presence Dr S Christopher, DG DRDO on the National Technology Day. The award function was held in the Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi on 14 May 2018 attended by the DRDO fraternity across the country.

The award for LMW-ATC was received by Mr. K Soundhar Rajhan, Director Operations of LMW. The coveted award for LTE was received by its General Manager Mr. J Venkatesan.

These awards recognize the growing capability of LMW Group in ultra precision engineering demanded by the Defense and Aerospace sector.