Spain's Indra (Hall A, Stand A277), a global technology and consulting company in the transport and defence markets, is highlighting its partnership with the Spanish Army in the Helicopter Simulation Centre (CESIHEL), one of the most advanced simulation centres in Europe, especially in the joint tactical training of crews.
The simulation centre comprises flight simulators and helicopter trainers for the CH-47D Chinook, AS532 Cougar, EC135 and EC665 Tiger, located at two different bases: Colmenar Viejo, with six simulators, and Almagro, where two simulators of the Tiger helicopter are located. All of these have been developed with Indra technology. In 2019, two NH90 simulators, also developed by Indra, will enter service at the Agoncillo Base.
Courses range from initial type certification on the helicopter to the most complex tactical training, and the level of the simulator technology, especially in terms of its capacity to provide network-operated joint training, makes CESIHEL a centre of reference in Europe. CESIHEL makes it possible to train in the most complex and high-risk missions, with a high degree of realism, in all kinds of scenarios, featuring multiple threats and in all types of weather conditions. Operations with night vision goggles are a speciality. Several scenarios are available, both in the national territory as well as areas of operation abroad and areas of importance for national defence, including international deployments and conflict zones.
Through its partnership agreement with the army, Indra provides maintenance and enhancement services for the simulators. In return, the army allows the use of the facility, whenever available, for Indra to provide training services to other clients.
Indra has a local presence in 46 countries, including Indonesia, and business operations in more than 140 countries.