Hyderabad based Astra Microwave Products Ltd. has posed itself as the manufacturing partner for foreign OEM’s looking to Make their Products in India and supplying to the swiftly increasing demands of defense forces in India for modern equipment. With offsets taking a backseat in the policy domain of the Government of India and the present Government pushing for “Make in India”, many of the future defense procurements are expected to move in this direction. The firm is therefore well placed in positioning itself as a partner for manufacturing strategic electronics for major foreign OEM’s that are eyeing the high capital spending of the Indian Armed Forces.
Astra Microwave has expanded its operations to Bangalore as announced in the previous edition of Aero India and has also set up office in Delhi to work on the futuristic requirements of the Indian Ministry of Defense, eyeing opportunities to produce smaller defense systems in collaboration with foreign equipment manufacturers. The company has invested heavily into infrastructure and has been supporting the Defense Research Development Organization, Indian Space Research Organization and the Defense Public Sector Units for Strategic Electronics that form part of Radar Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Telemetry Systems and Satellite Systems. Having worked in various programs of Indian Defence, supplying strategic electronics in the form of sub-systems and components, the company is already working in the high technology domain.
The company believes that with their technological ability on the sub-system level combined with the expertise of foreign OEM’s, they can support the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces under the Buy and Make Indian category. It is only logical then, that Astra Microwave poses themselves as an ideal partner to Foreign OEM’s for “Making their products In India”.
Astra Microwave was also one of the first beneficiaries of the Offset program having won the very first offset contract to be signed along with L&T. Since then they have been working consistently with foreign OEM’s on offset programs and have delivered high end modules in high quantity meeting the quality and delivery benchmarks. This combined with their strong presence in the Indian market making the company ideally poised to go on further and become a strong player in the Buy and Make Indian category of Defense Procurements.