Astra Rafael Comsys Pvt Ltd is an Indian Private Limited Company registered under the Companies Act,2013 on 13th October,2015, holding Corporate Identification Number (CIN) - U32204TG2015PTC101161.
Astra Rafael Comsys Pvt. Ltd. (ARC) is a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Products Ltd (AMPL), India and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, Israel. ARC is India's first private sector military grade Software Defined Radio (SDR) manufacturing facility. Spread across an area of 48,000 sq.ft., the ARC plant in Hardware Tech-Park (In the close vicinity of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA)), Hyderabad will enable production of high-end state-of-the-art SDR, Electronic Warfare and SIGINT systems within the country.
ARC will be engaged in India to develop, produce and integrate high-end digital communication systems within the country, including a wide range of technologies and products like Software Defined Radio, ESM technology and Cognitive Radio.
The facility has been designed to meet the top security classification by adopting highest level of security clearance from Indian and Israel Governments.
ARC has adopted the world class system of ERP: SAP S4/ Hana, the new generation SAP Business Suite for Digital Enterprise, designed for highest security level with three layer on-premise, physically isolated IT security architecture and physical security measures.
The ARC plant is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing set-up with 8000 sq.ft. of Class-1000 Clean-rooms and special area using Class-100 Laminar Flow Stations. It has ESD flooring and furniture to meet electronics manufacturing standards.
A world class Reliability Testing facility also has been established to meet the military standards with special equipment's like Environmental Stress Screening Chambers, Multiple Temperature Chambers cum Shaker, Vibration Tables and Specially designed test equipment jigs for testing SDRs.
While we initially set out to only manufacture Software Defined Radios and EW/SIGINT systems in ARC, the facility in Hyderabad will now house an R & D lab for in house development of software and ARC specific future product enhancements. The facility will be a significant step in empowering the Security Forces, be a building block for creation of a strong defence industrial base with potential for employment generation, global exports and forging the way for an indigenous ecosystem in support of Make in India.