Dr BHVS Narayana Murthy is a distinguished defence scientist and renowned for his R&D in the indigenous design & development of advanced Avionics technologies for defence and aerospace applications in India. As Director and Programme Director, he spearheaded Research Centre Imarat (RCI), an avionics laboratory of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex steering the design, development and delivery of Avionics and wide range of missiles & guided weapon systems.
He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from REC, Warangal, completed his M.Tech from JNTU, Hyderabad and received Ph.D in Computer Science from IIIT, Hyderabad. He joined DRDO in the year 1986.
Dr Murthy is the Chief Architect of advanced Onboard Computer (OBC) technologies for missile systems and other defence applications. His sustained contributions and technology leadership over the last three decades has been transformative for making India self-reliant in advanced Real Time Embedded Computers, mission computing systems and other avionics technologies.
He led the design and development of advanced Avionics for “Mission Shakti,” India’s first Anti Satellite Missile Test (A-SAT) and Long Range Missile Agni 5, elevating India into a league of select nations and strengthening indigenous defence capabilities.
He played a vital role in the successful development and demonstration of avionics systems for BVRAAM Astra, QRSAM, Akash1S, Akash NG, HSTDV, NGARM, Long Range Guided Bombs, BrahMos, ATGM Nag, HELINA, MPATGM, SANT, BMD, ANSP, Agni series of missiles and other guided weapon systems.