BrahMos Aerospace to supply components and sub-assemblies to ISRO

Thiruvananthapuram: India's premier missile development agency, the Indo-Russian joint venture, BrahMos Aerospace has signed an agreement with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for taking up engineering and integration work on the space agency's launch vehicles, the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) as well as the Geo-stationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).     

The Rs25-crore deal involves work on rocket fuel tanks, special aluminium, as well as titanium work, according to a senior BrahMos official.     

The Brahmos's Keltec facility will also take up space-tech related infrastructure work for ISRO's future space missions. Brahmos Aerospace took over the state-owned Kerala Hightech Industries Ltd (Keltec) early this year.

Even before its take over by BrahMos, the facility used to supply components and sub-assemblies to ISRO, as well as other central scientific and defence agencies like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).