SP Guide Publications puts forth a well compiled articulation of issues, pursuits and accomplishments of the Indian Army, over the years

— General Manoj Pande, Indian Army Chief

I am confident that SP Guide Publications would continue to inform, inspire and influence.

— Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Indian Navy Chief

My compliments to SP Guide Publications for informative and credible reportage on contemporary aerospace issues over the past six decades.

— Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Indian Air Force Chief

ARC Spearheads Digital Revolution for Land Forces

Issue 6 - 2023
(Left) Handheld SDR (Middle) Manpack 2 SDR (Right) Vehicular SDR

ARC (Astra Rafael Comsys Pvt Ltd), the Indian JV Company of Astra Microwave Products Ltd, India and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel is engaged in specific System areas of Defence Electronics viz, Tactical Communication Systems, Electronic Warfare, Electro-Optic Systems and Signal Intelligence (SIGINT).

Setting high standards ARC, a registered Start-up & AS 9100 D, ISO 14001 & EMS 27001 certified company is working towards carving a niche for itself in the Indian Defence & Aerospace segment. ARC, with its manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, has firm orders for supply of Software Defined Radios (SDR) to the MoD, viz IAF & Indian Army, DRDO and DPSUs like HAL.

ARC recently secured a contract with the Indian Army’s Infantry to provide close to 1,000 state-of-the-art Software Defined Radios (SDR). This significant development heralds the commencement of the digital transformation of our Infantry forces on ground. It showcases ARC’s commitment to optimising Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) in environments where every additional gram carried by the soldier is significant.

While ARC’s collaboration with the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been ongoing, this new venture with the Land forces is a pivotal milestone. In the competitive arena of SDRs, ARC has been selected to spearhead the digital metamorphosis of the Land Forces, building on its commendable performance with the IAF. Notably, BNET SDRs system having successfully cleared all technical evaluations during the assessment in 2023 by the Army, also stand out as the exclusive solution addressing the triservice interoperability challenge encompassing, in particular, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force who need to operate in complete synergy in all theatres.

Besides being actively engaged with the Indian Army in developmental efforts for SDRs under the MAKE 2 route, ARC is also actively partnering Indian StartUp companies, some of whom are iDEX winners, to provide Combat Network Support for applications, with our family of SDRs.

ARC, as an Indian defence and aerospace enterprise, takes great pride and honored to deliver cutting-edge technology in line with the Atmanirbhar Bharat spirit.