vrde eventsDr D Radhakrishna, Scientist ‘F’ & His Team for Successful Development of Rotary Engine: Dr D Radhakrishna, Addl. Director & HOD (Engine Development Group) receiving Agni Award for Excellence in Self-reliance from Hon. Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar at NSTL, Vishakhapatnam on 14th Nov 2015. In recognition of the design and development of indigenous development of Rotary engine for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Nishant, the DRDO Scientist of Ahmednagar based Research Lab of DRDO i.e. VRDE have been honored with DRDO’s Agni Award for excellence in Self-Reliance. The award was given by Hon. Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar at NSTL, Vishakhapatnam on 14th Nov 2015 and received by Dr D. Radhakrishna, Additional Director VRDE & Head of the Engine Development Group. The design team members are: Shri Tapkire Abhishek Ashok, Ganesh Yewale, Gaurav Panchal, Popat Shejwal, Rajkumar Andhale, Santanu Deori, Suresh Dahifale, Rajkumar Munot, Ravindra Channa, Imran Sayyed Sarfaraj alongwith CEMILAC & ADE members.


Shri S Pal, Scientist ‘F’  for Mobility Solution for Beam Director System of High Power Laser based Directed Energy Weapon For Project- Aditya : In recognition of successful design, development and demonstration of mobility solution for Beam Director System of High Power Laser based Directed Energy Weapon - Aditya, VRDE project team consisting of Shri Supriya Pal, Sc. ‘F’ and Shri WS Khan, Sc. ‘C’ have been included in the team of Shri R K Jain, Sc. ‘G’ of LASTEC for Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance - 2013.


vrde eventsYoung Scientist Award-2015 :Shri SP Palande, Scientist 'C' - In recognition of Development of state- of - the Art Electronic Controller for Automatic Operation of Electro- hydraulic Launch Mechanism of the Road mobile Launcher for Agni-5 missile.


Celebration Of 46th Annual Day Of Vrde : The 46th Annual Day was celebrated by Vehicles Research And Development Estt. (VRDE), Ahmednagar on 3rd Dec 2016.It was inaugurated by the Maj Gen Ajay Gupta, Director, VRDE, which was followed by distribution of awards under DRDO Lab Award, Local Scheme, DRDO Incentive Scheme, Special Scheme and Major General P M Menon Award. Hindi awards and Sports awards were also presented during the function of morning. During the program Shri SB Singh, Director, NMRL, Ambernath graced the occasion. Maj Gen Ajay Gupta, Director, VRDE in his annual day speech, briefed on the progress of on-going projects of VRDE & other activities carried out during the year 2016. ‘Gatisheel’ the in-house Hindi magazine was released on this occasion In the evening session, felicitation of VRDE employee’s children for their outstanding performance in Academics, sports and extracurricular activities was organized. During Cultural Program Songs, Dance and mimicry were presented by the Artists. Director, VRDE congratulated VRDE Employees and presented awards to various meritorious employees on this occasion. Director appreciated the efforts of organizing committee chaired by Shri HP Kulkarni, Scientist `G’, Works committee & various divisions for conducting this event successfully.

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VISIT OF HON'BLE RM TO VRDE: 19 NOV 2015 - Hon Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar visited VRDE on 19 Nov 2015 and witnessed the static demonstration of Agni-5 Road Mobile Launcher, Unit repair Vehicle & Unit maintenance vehicle for MBT Arjun , NBC Recce vehicle, Rotary engine developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Nishant & demo of CBRN Mini-UGV, Multi-Purpose Decontamination System, Armoured Amphibious Dozer and live testing of vehicles at EMI/EMC test facility.
He also witnessed the demo of indigenous Wheeled Armoured Platform WhAP (8x8) at Vehicle dynamic test track at National Centre for Automotive Testing of VRDE. He was accompanied by Dr. S Christopher Secretary D(R&D) and DG DRDO and Dr. C.P. Ramanarayanan DG(ACE) & CCR&D (HR).
Dr. Manmohan Singh Director VRDE & Shri M W Trikande, Principal Associate Director elaborated the technical specification and told that this is a basic platform which can be configured for various roles for Armed Forces. Lt Gen JP Singh (Retd.) Consultant to DRDO highlighted the usefulness of the vehicle for Army.
Hon Raksha Mantri appreciated the efforts put forth for development of these vehicles.

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      Demo of TCT Vehicle for A5                    Demo of MPDS


vrde eventsPRIDE OF INDIA EXPO,102ND INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS EXHIBITION, MMRDA GROUND, MUMBAI - Dr. Harsh Vardhan Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Satish Kumar, DS & CC R&D (TM), Shri Vinod Tawade, State Minister for Primary, Higher & Technical Education Govt. of Maharashtra and Shri Ravi Kumar Gupta, Director, Directorate of Public Interface DRDO HQ witnessing demo of CBRN Mini UGV at DRDO Pavilion


vrde eventsVRDE PARTICIPATION IN SYMPOSIUM ON INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY, SIAT-2015 - Symposium on International Automotive Technology, SIAT- 2015 & SIAT Expo-2015 was organised by Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune during 21-24 Jan 2015.
The theme of the SIAT- 2015 was Safer, Cleaner and Quieter World. VRDE participated in this event with its product and NCAT facilities. Dr Manmohan Singh, Outstanding Scientist & Director VRDE witnessed the event and also presented a paper Titled "Off The Road Mobility"


vrde eventsVRDE PARTICIPATION IN 4th BHARTIYA VIGYAN SAMMELAN & EXPO GOA - 4th Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan & Expo Goa organized by Vijnana Bharti (VIBHA) in association with Goa Govt. and Goa University Panji Goa during 05th -8th Feb 2015. Hon. Minister of Defence Shri Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the Sammelan.
VRDE Ahmednagar participated in this event with CBRN Mini UGV, Scaled Model of Armoured Amphibious Dozer (AAD) and information on VRDE products and activities including that of National Centre for Automotive testing (NCAT) were also given out.


vrde eventsPARTICIPATION OF VRDE IN 103rd INDIAN SCIENCE CONGRESS-2016 AT MYSORE : 03-07 JAN 2016 - The Event was graced by Hon Minister of Science & Technology Shri. Harshvardhan Singh. VRDE Products like CBRN Mini UGV, Rotary Engine and Multi-purpose Decontamination System (MPDS) were exhibited.


PARTICIPATION OF VRDE IN PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE VISIT CONDUCTED AT LRDE, BANGALORE DURING 01-03FEB 2016 - Demonstration / Static presentation of VRDE products CBRN Mini UGV, Armoured Amphibious Dozer (AAD), Rotary Engine and MPDS were conducted at Bengaluru.


vrde eventsPARTICIPATION IN MAKE IN INDIA WEEK EXHIBITION CONDUCTED AT BKC, MUMBAI DURING 12-18 FEB 2016 - Make in India Week exhibition conducted at BKC, Mumbai was graced by Hon Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, Hon Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri. Devendra Fadnavis and other VIPs. VRDE Demonstration of CBRN Mini UGV was conducted in the Exhibition.


PARTICIPATION OF VRDE IN DEF-EXPO-2016, AT GOA DURING 28-31 MAR 2016The Event was graced by Hon Railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu. VRDE Products like CBRN Mini UGV, Rotary Engine and Multi-purpose Decontamination System (MPDS) were exhibited as well as the Live Demo of WhAP was conducted.

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Rotary Engine of VRDE Handed Over to User agency - Dr. Manmohan Singh, Director, VRDE handing over Rotary engine Symbolic Model to User Agency, ADE, Bangalore.
The indigenous Rotary engine is designed and developed by Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE), Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, a premier establishment of DRDO for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Nishant and Wheeled Version ‘Panchhi’. Director VRDE handed over Rotary engine to Sh Ashok Rangan, Program Director, UAV of ADE, Bangalore in a brief ceremony held at VRDE Ahmednagar on 31st May 2016.
Rotary engine has fulfilled all the requirements related to performance and endurance as per GSQR. Based on the proven performance, Provisional Clearance by CEMILAC, Bangalore has been awarded. Release Note has also been obtained from DGAQA, Hyderabad to handover the engines to User.
This is the first kind of an engine in Nation which has achieved airworthiness certification in Non-gas-turbine category. Handing over ceremony has cleared the way for utility of rotary engines in UAV Nishant and UAV Panchi. The Rotary engine is known for its high power-to-weight ratio as it weighs only 28 kg and develops power of 55 hp.

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DRDO showcased Indigenous Defence Products & Technologies in Parliament - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) organized an Exclusive Exhibition in the Parliament premises to showcase various Defence products and Technologies developed indigenously in India.
Hon. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan inaugurated the three day event on 3 August 2016 organised at Parliament Library Building. Hon'ble Raksha Mantri Shri Manohar Parrikar and Deputy Speaker Shri M Thambi Durai attended the inaugural event. The aim of the exhibition was to provide the members of Parliament a firsthand account of the mammoth amount of work undertaken by the DRDO.
VRDE has demonstrated CBRN UGV, WhAP & NBC Recce Vehicle.

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Rajbhasha Pakhwada & Hindi Divas - Hindi Pakhwada was celebrated from 01 Sept 2016. On this occasion total 09 types of competition were organized. On 15th Sept 2016 celebrated Hindi Divas. On this occasion 02 competitions were organized. All the winner, who participated in Hindi pakhwada & Hindi Divas were awarded with merit certificates along with cash award.

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Adventure Activities: DRDO Trekking Expedition 2016 - Trekking Expedition 2016 - DRDO Trekking Expedition as well as Rock Climbing and rappelling training was conducted under the aegis of DRDO Sports Board organized by VRDE, Adventure Club on 13-14 Feb 2016 at Parner Hill, Punewadi, Kalyan road, Ahmednagar Maharashtra.

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