Astra Rafael Comsys – Carving a Niche for Itself

Astra Rafael Comsys (ARC) is leveraging technological ability and indigenous manufacturing capability to actively partner the Indian Armed Forces in a number of projects

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Network modernisation that supports manoeuvre, secure communication with C2 and the ability to leverage advanced wireless technology are critical to ensure success in tactical missions across the spectrum of modern warfare while ensuring security of the soldier.

The BNET broadband IP Software Defined Radio (SDR), supports modern digital battlefield needs with high-speed, low-delay, reliable connectivity for broadband data, voice and video on the move. BNET enables land, sea and air radios to participate in a single, seamless and scalable MANET.

Astra Rafael Comsys Pvt. Ltd. is a JV company of Astra Microwave Products Ltd. (AMPL), India, and Rafael Advanced Defence Systems (Rafael), Israel. Setting high standards, this registered Start-up & AS 9100 D, ISO 14001 & EMS 27001 certified company is working towards carving a niche for itself in the Defence & Aerospace segment.

ARC’s focus is on leveraging the technological ability and indigenous manufacturing capability of AMPL combined with the state-of-the-art technology expertise of Rafael to support the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces under the ‘Make in India’ program. ARC is manufacturing in India, BNET AR SDR at its Hyderabad plant for supply currently to the IAF & DRDO. Besides Tactical Communication Systems, ARC aims to be a dominant Indian player in the business areas of EW, SIGINT and high-end platform based EO Systems.

ARC, with assistance from Rafael has established a full-fledged eco system of selected and relevant Indian subcontractors seeking manufacturing competence in different technological areas for various subassemblies and components of the Software Defined Radio. Such efforts include transfer of knowledge of military grade manufacturing technology and integration for airborne radios in several technological disciplines. Best in class practices have been imparted to ARC’s Indian partners, making them leaders in these critical technologies.

ARC is actively partnering the Indian Army in a number of projects focussed on realisation of net centricity at the forward edge including platform integrated solutions for mechanised forces and infantry. ARC is participating in the Army’s SDR Make II program for Manpack SDR viz. Design & Development of V/UHF Manpack SDR under Buy (Indian - IDDM) category.

Ahead of the DEFEXPO, CEO of ARC Nataraj Krishnappa said “Focussed effort with our technology and JV partner at our NCW Application and Waveform Development Centre has manifested in the indigenously developed Manpack (MPS) SDR for the Indian Army’s MAKE program. The SDR will be displayed in this DEFEXPO coupled with a live demo showcasing network capabilities of the BNET SDR”. ARC is exhibiting in Hall 7, Stall No 56 & 57.