Indra, a number one international expertise and consulting firm, will equip the Halcón Program’s 20 new Eurofighters, set to switch the F18s on the Gando air base within the Canary Islands, with the ESCAN digital scanning radar and the DASS (Digital Defence System), a few of the most superior avionics and sensor techniques on this planet, which is able to guarantee the prevalence of the plane within the coming a long time. The worth of those manufacturing actions is in extra of 80 million euros. Moreover, Indra has renewed its upkeep contract for the prevailing fleet, which represents revenues totaling 100 million euros, at a fee of 20 million per yr for 5 years.

The Halcón program consists of equipping the 20 new Spanish Eurofighters with next-generation digital scanning radar. This is without doubt one of the most superior on-board radars {that a} fighter airplane can carry. It’s designed to make sure that the plane will be capable to interact within the conflicts that may come up within the coming a long time. The system will present this plane with the multi-function capabilities it wants with the intention to concurrently monitor a number of targets at shut vary whereas scanning the airspace lots of of kilometers for potential threats. The sensor ensures the plane can have the air-to-air and air-to-ground fight dominance the Spanish Air Pressure calls for.


Eurofighter Hurricane ESCAN digital scanning radar

Ignacio Mataix, Indra’s Chief Govt Officer: “Indra is the second-largest provider of avionics techniques for the Eurofighter, and the one European firm to be concerned within the totally different radar techniques the Eurofighter will use sooner or later. This ensures it has in-depth data of a key expertise within the defence subject. This achievement is immediately tied to our dedication to the continual improvement of state-of-the-art applied sciences, the digitalization of defence techniques and our aim to pave the best way for the Spanish business to take part in large-scale defence initiatives, counting on our place as international chief”.

As well as, as a member of the EuroDASS consortium, Indra will present the DASS safety sub-system. This ingredient alerts the pilot if threats to the plane are detected and prompts countermeasures of various varieties to neutralize the assault, interfering with and deceiving the enemy’s digital techniques. That is the system that’s important for the safety of the plane and its pilot and with out which it might be inconceivable to function safely in complicated situations. The Halcón program contracts additionally embody the provision and integration of over 15 further units of avionics gear for the totally different key sub-systems of the platform, such because the communications and cockpit survival techniques, consumables monitoring, and platform well being administration.

DASS (Electronic Defence System)
DASS (Digital Defence System)

This new program is along with the contract for over 100 million euros that Indra introduced final July to equip 38 German Eurofighters with state-of-the-art expertise. Indra’s participation within the evolution of the Eurofighter will complement its function because the Spanish industrial coordinator of the NGWS/FCAS Future Air Fight System improvement program, for which it’s the worldwide chief within the sensor pillar and the home chief in three different pillars.

Indra is without doubt one of the main international expertise and consulting corporations and the technological associate for core enterprise operations of its clients world-wide. It’s a world-leader in offering proprietary options in particular segments in Transport and Defence markets, and a number one agency in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Info Applied sciences in Spain and Latin America by its affiliate Minsait. Its enterprise mannequin relies on a complete vary of proprietary merchandise, with a high-value, end-to-end focus and with a excessive innovation element. Within the 2020 monetary yr, Indra achieved income of €3.043 billion, almost 48,000 staff, a neighborhood presence in 46 international locations and enterprise operations in over 140 international locations.