Missile System Quality Assurance Agency (MSQAA) is entrusted with The Office of Missile System Quality Assurance Agency, Hyderabad is located in the Quality Centre Building(QCB) inside DRDL complex, Kanchanbagh exclusively dedicated towards QA duties
ROLE AND FUNTION
- (a) MSQAA, formed in 1990, is an independent Common Inspection Agency under the administrative and functional control of Director General Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA). The three participating QA organizations i.e. Director General of Quality Assurance (DGQA), Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) and Director General of Naval Armament Inspection (DGNAI) share the manpower requirement of the Organisation.
- (b) Since most of the development/production activities were taking place in and around Hyderabad, a Self Accounting Unit (SAU) of MSQAA was established in 1993 at Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) Hyderabad. MSQAA is the designated independent Quality Assurance Agency for providing QA support with an objective to achieve quality and reliability in all the highly complex and sophisticated tactical guided missile systems being indigenously developed and produced by the DRDO.
- (c) Various missile projects (with more to come) of national importance/security to meet the operational commitments of the Armed Forces and to safeguard the National Interests/strategic assets are being provided with QA coverage by MSQAA. MSQAA headed by Principal Director of the rank of Brigadier/Equivalent on rotational basis from the three QA agencies. For effective QA management and logistics, MSQAA is organized into several functional groups; dealing in different missile projects and one administrative group, each headed by a Director / Col equivalent officer.
Projects under QA coverage at MSQAA
- Akash Missile Systems
Missile System Quality Assurance Agency (MSQAA) DGAQA, Ministry of Defence