Shri G. A. Srinivasa Murthy, Distinguished Scientist has been appointed as Director, Defence Research & Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad w.e.f 01st February 2022.
He did his B.Tech. (ECE) in year 1986 from Andhra University and joined DRDL as Scientist ‘B’. He has completed his Masters Degree in “Digital Systems” from Osmania University, Hyderabad in the year 1993.
He has more than 15 years of service in the area of structural dynamics and ground resonance testing of various classes of Missiles of the Indian Missile Programmes. During this tenure, he established a world class test facility for carrying out ground resonance testing with multiple input and multiple output (MIMO) capability which reduced the testing of the missiles considerably.
He developed Electrical Checkout and Fire Control System for underwater missiles. He is also responsible for implementing the ground and onboard electrical schemes. In 2017, he became Project Director of Submarine Launched Cruise Missile. The project has completed all the required ground tests and now the missile systems are ready for launch. Later in 2021, he became Programme Director of Under Water Missile Systems leading 7 different projects of National Importance.
He was one of the main Architect of A-SAT Mission Shakti which was highly complex mission conducted at very high speed with remarkable precision which made India as 4th Nation in the world after USA, China and Russia.
He was awarded DRDO Performance Excellence Team Award for development of special missile for Indian Navy in the year 2007, Special Award for Strategic Contribution in 2014 and Performance Excellence Team Award for Underwater missile in the year 2016. He is a Life Member of Aeronautical Society of India.
Currently he is Guiding and Leading DRDL in development of more than 20 Missile Projects which include Surface to Air, Air to Air, Anti-Tank Guided, Under Water and Hypersonic Missiles. His main emphasize is timely execution of projects with special focus on quality. With his experience, he is playing a major role in transforming DRDL in to a powerful missile laboratory providing state of the art missile systems to the country.