Press release from Business Wire India
Source: Astra Microwave Products Limited
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:44 AM IST (05:14 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, Environment; Business: Business services, Electronic appliances & components, Telecommunications; Technology
Release no: 18752
Astra Microwave Wins INR 138 mn Order from Antrix, India’s Department of Space Arm
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Wednesday, December 17, 2008 — (Business Wire India) — — To supply and install 500 unmanned automatic weather stations (AWS) by May 2009
— Astra Microwave’s total order book now at INR 1.76 billion
— Antrix order follows similar INR 255 million order for AWS by the Indian Meteorological Department in August
— “Second large AWS order within 4 months a strong vindication of Astra’s technology and delivery capabilities”-B Malla Reddy, Managing Director
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Astra Microwave Products Ltd, India’s leading provider of microwave wireless technologies for use in defense, space, and telecommunications, today announced that it has received an INR 138 million order from Antrix Corporation Ltd. The commercial arm of India’s Department of Space, Antrix markets products and services related with space exploration to global customers.
The order is for the supply, installation, and commissioning of remote unmanned automatic remote weather stations in 500 locations across India. Scheduled to be commissioned before May 2009, the weather stations will feed live data via satellite to the Indian Space Research Organization’s central servers on a 24X7 basis.
The Antrix order follows the INR 255 million order for automatic weather stations, in August 2008, by the Indian Meteorological Department. With this order, Astra Microwave’s total order book now stands at INR 1.76 billion.
Each automated weather station will consist of:
— Data logging and transmission system
— GPS receiver and transmitter
— Solar panel
— Remote display unit
— Sensors for temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, solar radiation, rainfall, soil moisture and temperature, among others.
Comment by B Malla Reddy, Managing Director, Astra Microwave Products Coming within four months of the Indian Meteorological Department’s INR 255 million order for automatic weather stations, the INR 138 million Antrix order is a strong vindication of Astra Microwave’s capabilities on technology, manufacturing, and delivery, said B Malla Reddy, Managing Director, Astra Microwave Products Limited. “With our focus markets of defense, space, and telecommunications set for rapid growth, we believe we are uniquely positioned in scale and capability to meet the requirements of this niche, but potentially large, market,” said Mr Malla Reddy.
About Astra Microwave Products
Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Astra Microwave Products Limited (www.astramwp.com) designs, develops, and manufactures components and sub-systems for microwave wireless communications systems used in defense, space, and civilian applications. Prominent customers include, among others, the Defense Research Development Organization, Bharat Electronics, Hindustan Aeronautics, Bharat Dynamics, Electronics Corporation of India, the Indian Space Research Organization, Reliance Communications, Ericsson, Tata Teleservices, and the Indian Meteorological Department. In fiscal 2007-08, Astra Microwave gross revenue was INR 1.27 billion on an equity capital of INR 100 million.
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