AXISCADES Technologies Ltd, a leading end to end engineering and technology solutions provider, catering to Aerospace, Defence, Heavy Engineering, Automotive, Energy, Medical & Healthcare sectors, serving Global OEMs, announced the appointment of Dr. S. Christopher, as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director effective from June 30, 2023.
Dr S. Christopher, served as Secretary, Department of Defence Research, Ministry of Defense, Government of India, Chairman of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Director of the Centre for Airborne Systems, Group Director at Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) and is presently engaged as a professor in the Department of Electrical Science at the IIT Madras. Dr Christopher is a recipient of many awards such as JC Bose Gold Medal, DRDO Scientist of the Year Award, DRDO Technology Group Award, NRDC Award, Dr VM Ghatge Award for his contributions in the field of microwave antennas and radar systems. He has to his credit several publications, copywrites and patents.
Dr. S Christopher is a distinguished scientist from DRDO who obtained his BE (Hons) in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the College of Engineering, University of Madras in 1978, MTech in Microwaves and Radar Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, and PhD in Antenna and Measurement Techniques from IIT Madras. He has had an illustrious career and is known as the man behind the indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) system, from the inception to induction to Indian Air force. He served as the Secretary to the Department of Defence R&D, Ministry of Defense, Government of India, managing critical projects including ATVP, the design house of nuclear submarine programme; ADA, the fighter aircraft design agency and the Brahmos, missile joint venture with Russia. Over the years, Dr. Christopher has held several esteemed positions. He served as Project Director for LCA Multi Mode Radar and led the design and development of slotted array technology, used in several airborne and missile projects. He was also Project Director for development of Maritime Patrol Airborne Radar, SuperVision 2000, for the Indian Navy.
Commenting on the development, Arun Krishnamurthi, CEO and Managing Director of AXISCADES said:
“We are proud and privileged to announce the appointment of Dr S. Christopher as a board member of Axiscades Technologies. With his exceptional qualifications and extensive experience in the defense industry, we believe Dr. Christopher will greatly enhance the strategic capabilities of the Company and contribute significantly to enhance the Company’s offerings in advanced defense solutions to our global customers and Indian Defense. Dr. Christopher embodies the values, that define our company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity. His visionary leadership, unwavering dedication to national security, and ethical conduct make him an ideal fit for our board. On behalf of the board and the entire company, I extend a warm welcome to Dr. S Christopher ”