Alpha Design, a Bengaluru-based defence equipment maker on Monday announced the signing of a contract with Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for assembly, integration and testing of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System Satellites (IRNSS).

In the next two years, with the help of ISRO, Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd (ADTL) will be investing in creating, an ultra-modern satellite manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing and qualification facilities, to independently supply four to five satellites to ISRO, the company said in a release here.

IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India.

The city-based company, a manufacturer and technological services provider in India’s defence and paramilitary markets, is known for its capabilities in delivering advanced defence electronics and aero structures, as well as R&D and manufacturing, Alpha said in a release.

At present, the company is selecting 70 of its employees to be trained at ISRO for nine months during which the Alpha Design Technologies team would be assisted in on-job learning followed by actual assembly, integration and testing.

Speaking at the announcement, Colonel H S Shankar, Chairman and Managing Director, Alpha Design Technologies, said that as part of the contract, initially the company’s teams would get minimum ISRO supervision and later would independently be making complete satellites.