Col Kevin A Desouza is an Electronics engineer and a specialist in Air Defence equipment. He has over 20 years of on-ground experience on the exploitation and technical support of a wide variety of defence equipment and weapon systems . He has been closely associated with trials of defence equipment and their development and production during two tenures where he headed Maintainability Advisory Groups affiliated to Defence PSUs.
He has written articles on a wide range of topics related to technical and logistic support of weapon systems and more recently, a paper on spare parts optimisation.
He joined the IDSA on 30 Sep 2015 and is pursuing a two-year research fellowship on Transfer of Technology / Absorption of Technology by Indian Defence Industries, DRDO and PSUs, and absorption of Defence Offsets.