Indra to Present its Army Solutions at Eurosatory
- The company will attend the Paris event as the leader in the development of helicopter simulators for airmobile forces
- Satellite communications, electronic defence, air defence systems, and CBRNe solutions complete its range
- The company's stand will also show reproductions of its Pelicano and Mantis UAVs
Indra will attend the Defence and Security international exhibition, Eurosatory 2012, which opens on Monday 11 June, to promote its training systems and showcase its experience in the establishment of simulation centres. Indra will also present its electronic defence, air defence, CBRNe and satellite communications solutions and its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Indra is one of the world's leading manufacturers of simulators and has supplied 200 systems to 51 customers in 19 countries. The company has set up the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (FAMET) centre for Chinook, Cougar and Tiger helicopter pilots. It has also developed training systems for the most advanced air platforms in the market. It played a leading role in the development of the Eurofighter and A400M military transport aircraft simulators.
Moreover, it has developed the simulators for the Harrier AV-8B II used by American, Italian and Spanish pilots. Indra is currently collaborating with AgustaWestland in the development of simulators for its new AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters for the British Ministry of Defence and it is one of the main suppliers of Eurocopter helicopter simulators.
Joint Forces Simulation & Training
Furthermore, Indra has simulators for the Leopard tank and has also provided the Spanish army with around ten international operations and target shooting practice simulators.
The protection of deployed forces is one of the growing concerns of all armed forces. At Eurosatory, Indra will present its SIMBA self-protection suite for aircraft. This system integrates the ALR-400 radar warning system, a missile launch warning, laser systems detection and Chaff & Flare countermeasure management system. Indra has implemented the ALR-400 radar warning system, as an individual unit and as part of the full SIMBA suite, in platforms such as the F-18, the A400M and the C295 and in helicopters such as the Tiger, the NH90, CH53, the Cougar and the Chinook.
Full information will also be provided about its Anti Aircraft Artillery Semiautomatic Operations Centre, COAAAS. This system is used by the Spanish and New Zealand armies and is distinguished by its capacity for detection and identification, its low probability of intercept, its versatility and operational simplicity, in addition to its mobility and easy transportation.
At the Paris event, the company will also showcase its portfolio of solutions to respond to CBRN and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threats. The multinational will publicise the Counter-IED forensic laboratory it has developed for the European Defence Agency (EDA). It will also explain its in-situ evidence collection and analysis capacities and its treatment of samples on various levels. Additionally, it will provide information about its light reconnaissance vehicle, which provides monitoring, detection, signalling and sampling capabilities in civil and/or military CBRN scenarios, and its mobile CBRN laboratory.
Indra will also convey its experience in the commissioning of military communications networks and the development of terminals. The company's terminals include the Fly Away, the Satcom On The Move (SOTM) and the one known within the Atlantic Alliance as the At-The-Quick-Halt (ATQH) terminal. It has also developed units adapted to the needs of boats and submarines.
The company has supplied, for example, terminals for the French Syracuse network, and is collaborating with the Spanish and Brazilian armies in the implementation of their respective military communications networks. Indra has also supplied NATO with systems.
Finally, Indra's stand will include a display of reproductions of its unmanned Pelícano helicopter and its Mantis mini-UAV, both of which are fully commissioned. The Pelícano has a flight capacity of 6 hours with a full payload within a 150-km radius, performing intelligence, surveillance and piracy control tasks. Its Mantis Mini-UAV is a system that is easy to transport, assemble and operate and provides the capacity to observe what lies within a 30-km radius.
Source : Indra
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