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Indra to provide integrated training system for Spanish Ground Forces' EC135 helicopters fleet

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World Defense & Security News - Spain
 
 
Indra to provide integrated training system for Spanish Ground Forces' EC135 helicopters fleet
 
The Arms and Materials General Board (DGAM) for the Spanish Ministry of Defense has chosen Indra to provide an integrated training system for the Airbus Helicopters EC135 helicopter; this project will be worth $16.4 mn.
     
Spanish Ground Forces' EC135 light utility helicopter
     
This system is comprised of the following: level D mission simulator, which reproduces aircraft flight behavior accurately; simulation support systems; and a computer-assisted trainer that will provide support to learning about helicopter systems and flight and maintenance procedures.

This system will be implemented in the Spanish Ground Forces Simulation Center (CESIFAMET) at Base Coronel Maté in Colmenar Viejo (Madrid).

This training solution for EC135 will be compatible with the Chinook, Cougar and Tiger simulators previously provided by Indra. This compatibility refers to interoperability and compatible visual and tactical databases in the various simulators. In this way, FAMET pilots will be able to train together in a virtual environment and prepare for real operations.

The Spanish Ground Forces currently have 12 EC135 helicopter units, which are called HE-26 in their flight training version.

This contract strengthens Indra's collaboration with the Ground Forces. The company has already provided a Simulation Center, shared between the bases at Colmenar and Almagro, which has become a benchmark in Europe and is chosen as a training center for different allied armies.

Indra has exported this EC135 helicopter simulator, developed for Airbus Helicopters, to several countries. For instance, it is curently used in Dallas (USA), Donauwörth (Germany), Warsaw (Poland) and Kobe (Japan).

The EC135 is a helicopter model suitable for emergency medical services, police (surveillance, traffic control), offshore platform services, corporate/VIP transport and military training.