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Jun 8, 2024

Escribano, Indra and TRC Join Forces to Shape the Most Advanced Solution for Countering Drones (C-UAS)

  • The collaboration agreement signed on Monday, June 3, 2024 would provide the Spanish Armed Forces with the very latest technology to detect, identify and neutralize drones in the area of operations
  • The above is an unprecedented example of industrial cooperation combining complementary capabilities and technologies for their integration into a single and much more advanced national C-UAS solution, enabling these companies to reinforce Spanish sovereignty in the field
  • The C-UAS solution, which will combine radar, optronics and radio frequency technologies and command and control systems incorporating Artificial Intelligence and highly advanced and effective softkill and hardkill actuators, would play a crucial role in protecting the troops and resources of the Armed Forces

Indra, Escribano and TRC have signed a partnership agreement to present a solution for counteracting drones (C-UAS) to meet the needs and requirements of the Spanish Armed Forces in the area of operations. The agreement provides for the formalization of a joint venture between Escribano and Indra, with TRC partnering the latter. 

The three companies have far-reaching experience with the technologies in question, having worked on operationally tested C-UAS solutions for both the Air and Space Force (Indra’s CROW system to provide coverage for military bases and singular events) and the Army (for which Escribano and TRC are working on the CERVUS project for vehicle-deployed devices), as well as solutions currently involving Indra and Escribano for the Spanish Navy.

All three companies have well-established technologies with proven effectiveness. The combination and integration of their capabilities would provide greater protection and security for the Armed Forces in the face of the new threats on the battlefield through a comprehensive C-UAS solution, which will be adapted for its easy deployment and incorporation into land and naval platforms and the protection of critical infrastructures. 

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This joint effort will lead to the addition of critical capabilities to work in a much more comprehensive and advanced solution to respond to the Armed Forces requirements, taking into account the specialization, operational experience and knowledge acquired during previous deployments. 

Indra and Escribano have already worked together on anti-drone systems, such as those for the European Jey-CUAS project, the proposal for the overlapping BACO project set to begin in 2025 and their participation in the future European E-CUAS project, which will also be launched in 2025. Moreover, Indra and Escribano have formalized a joint venture for the development of a directed energy laser weapon system to counteract drones (the DIAL program).

They have now joined forces again with the support of the TRC technology provider to reinforce the joint venture’s industrial base with its advanced solutions through an industrial plan to promote the creation of national strategic capabilities, R&D&I investment, the positioning of Spanish industry in Europe and, above all, the pledge of the two companies to foster territorial cohesion and industrial collaboration, all of which are principles of the DIS 2023 Defence Industrial Strategy.

This will close the circle of cooperation that began in July 2022 at the NATO summit, when the companies were selected to showcase their different C-UAS technologies, and it will culminate with the signing of this strategic industrial partnership agreement, in which the three companies will seal their commitment to working together on the development of cutting-edge C-UAS technologies.

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