DIGAM and MALE attend the reducing of the primary armor metal plate on the Trubia Manufacturing unit for the VCR 8×8 ‘Dragon’ sequence autos. The manufacturing of the 8×8 ‘Dragon’ Wheeled Fight Car (RCV) for the Spanish Armed Forces has began within the Trubia Manufacturing unit (Asturias) of GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas with the reducing of the primary metal armor plate. The primary sequence of autos of the VCR 8×8 ‘Dragon’, meant to modernize the capabilities of the Spanish Military, is scheduled to be made obtainable within the second semester of 2022. Within the interval 2020-23, GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas will make investments 14 million euros within the modernization of the Trubia Manufacturing unit with the acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment that may reinforce it as a European industrial reference. The metal reducing ceremony was attended by the Director-Basic of Armament and Materials of the Ministry of Protection, Admiral Santiago Ramón González; the Chief of the Military Logistic Help Command, Lieutenant Basic Fernando Miguel García y García de las Hijas; the Minister of Trade, Employment and Industrial Promotion of the Authorities of Asturias, Enrique Fernández; the Mayor of Oviedo, Alfredo Canteli, and the Authorities Delegate in Asturias, Delia Losa.

“The beginning of the manufacturing of a brand new automobile is all the time an thrilling undertaking and much more so when, as on this case, it’s carried out by the Ministry of Protection and the Spanish Military and in collaboration with the Spanish Protection Trade. The VCR 8×8 ‘Dragon’ is known as to mark a milestone for our Armed Forces and our trade, and all of us who participated in it really feel very proud. The VCR 8×8 represents not solely new capabilities and higher safety for our troopers but additionally a really vital technological leap. It should serve us as a lever for transformation. The adjustments which might be going down on the European degree, which affect us as a part of the European Union, demand a strategy of reflection on what our strengths are, in what we may be globally aggressive, and the way we should place ourselves to stay a reference sooner or later. We should not be afraid of change to profit from the brand new cycle of innovation and transformation that’s opening up earlier than us” stated Juan Escriña, Managing Director of GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas, through the ceremony.


Taking pictures Checks Efficiently Concluded with 8×8 ‘Dragon’ Wheeled Fight Car (RCV)

Additionally current had been the deputies Ms. Zaida Cantera, spokeswoman of the PSOE within the Protection Committee of the Congress, and Mr. Fernando Gutiérrez Díaz de Otazu; the president of TEDAE, Mr. Ricardo Martí Fluxá, and the very best representatives of the board of administrators of Tess Protection: Mr. Ignacio Mataix and Mr. Fernando Gutiérrez Díaz de Otazu, amongst others. Ignacio Mataix and Manuel Escalante on behalf of Indra Sistemas; Ibón Aperribay and Joaquín Esteban on behalf of SAPA Operaciones, and Ángel and Javier Escribano for Escribano Mechanical & Engineering, along with Luis Mayo, Basic Supervisor of Tess Defence. The attendees visited the amenities, already ready to accommodate the manufacturing strategy of the VCR 8×8 ‘Dragon’ platforms and different techniques of the brand new armored autos. Particularly, the machining, reducing, portray, and meeting workshops, in addition to the amenities for welding robotization and precision machining.

The Trubia Manufacturing unit of GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas generates roughly 750 jobs and is a benchmark industrial facility on the European degree, specialised within the manufacture of state-of-the-art armored tracked and wheeled autos, such because the Pizarro (ASCOD in its worldwide denomination) and, to any extent further, the VCR 8×8. The Trubia manufacturing facility of GDELS-Santa Bárbara Sistemas has carried out in current months, a sequence of deep variations and modernizations with the acquisition of the newest expertise equipment that may strengthen the amenities as a European industrial reference within the manufacture of armored autos of the final era. For the interval 2020-23, the corporate will make investments on this middle greater than 14 million euros, of which a big half will go on to the manufacture of the VCR 8×8 ‘Dragon’. The manufacturing of the primary part of the VCR 8×8 program would require 900 direct jobs in Trubia till 2023, along with one other 4,500 oblique jobs. The Ministry of Protection awarded Tess Defence a primary part of the VCR 8×8 ‘Dragon’ program that envisages the manufacture of 348 items of the automobile. Tess-Defence is the consortium built-in by GDELS- Santa Bárbara Sistemas, Indra Sistemas, Sapa Operaciones, and Escribano Mechanical & Engineering to develop the VCR 8×8 program.

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