. Military Space News .

Indra, AgustaWestland partner
by Staff Writers
Madrid (UPI) Aug 10, 2011

disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

Spanish information Technology company Indra is working with AgustaWestland for the design and development of aircrew training equipment.

The equipment is for the British Ministry of Defense, which will use it to train pilots of the new AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter.

The devices will be operational and in service to provide training for the British army from early 2013 and for the British navy from early 2014.

The contract positions Indra into the British simulation market as a reference supplier for one of their most representatives' platforms. Under the deal, Indra will provide state-of-the-art synthetic training technology, including two full mission simulators, a flight training device and cockpit procedures trainer.

All devices will be capable of delivering army or navy conversion and mission training. Each of the Full Mission Simulators has movement freedom and reproduces the vibrations of the aircraft during flight in order to provide the feeling of actual flight.

The simulators comply with the Joint Aviation Requirements (JAR-FSTD-H) standards, level D, the highest realistic training available.

Indra training devices will be installed in the Training Center AgustaWestland is building in southwestern England, alongside navy and army AW159 Lynx Wildcat squadrons.

The AW159 is the latest twin-engine multi-role, maritime and utility helicopter developed as a replacement for earlier AgustaWestland Lynx helicopters. The aircraft was chosen by the United Kingdom to meet maritime attack, surveillance and land reconnaissance requirements.

Also available to the international marketplace, the platform is equipped with a comprehensive and highly capable integrated avionics suite, which includes state-of-the art radar, electro-optical imaging and electronic surveillance measures and an integrated self-defense suite.

All these systems for navy and army applications will be simulated and integrated into the simulators to provide realistic training.

"This contract reaffirms Indra's position as a major supplier of helicopter simulators in the international market and strengthens its relationship with AgustaWestland, one of the main manufacturers of this type of aircraft worldwide," Indra said.

Indra is ranked as the second European company in its sector according to investment in research and development. The company employs more than 31,000 people and has clients in more than 110 countries.

Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com

Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
Buy Advertising Editorial Enquiries

. Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Raytheon Small Diameter Bomb II Uncooled Tri-Mode Seeker Exceeds Expectations
Tucson, AZ (SPX) Aug 09, 2011
A series of laboratory tests on Raytheon's Small Diameter Bomb II tri-mode seeker demonstrated that it exceeds anticipated performance parameters. SDB II's seeker fuses millimeter-wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared (IIR) and semiactive laser sensors on a single gimbal. The result is a powerful, integrated seeker that seamlessly shares targeting information between modes, enabling ... read more

US destroys missile over Pacific in test

Israel tests advanced missile interceptor

US senators voice worry over radar deal with Turkey

New Missile Warning Satellite Delivers First Infrared Imagery

Raytheon Joint Standoff Weapon C-1 Completes First Free-Flight Test

US Air Force Completes Developmental Testing of Raytheon Laser-Guided Maverick

Lockheed Martin To Support Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System

Lockheed Martin's GMLRS+ Completes Successful Test Flight of Long-Range Motor

Israel deploys UAVs to monitor gas fields

Israel deploys drones over offshore gas fields: report

Japanese inventor develops flying sphere drone

HALE-D Demonstrated During Abbreviated Flight

Raytheon Develops Miniature Antenna To Extend Millimeter Wave Friendly ID Technology

China launches another experimental satellite

USAF Approves Production of NGC Deployable Digital Wireless System for Remote Warfighters

Raytheon BBN Technologies Awarded DoD Contract to Develop a Secure, Attributed Military Network System

Electronic skin tattoo has medical, gaming, spy uses

Indra, AgustaWestland partner

Raytheon Small Diameter Bomb II Uncooled Tri-Mode Seeker Exceeds Expectations

Raytheon and Tobyhanna Army Depot Enter a Public-Private Partnership

Israel 'seeks 20 more F-35 stealth jets'

Thales New Zealand sounds out suppliers

Namibia orders EC-145 helicopter

Brazil's arms buying up for review again

Outside View: Day of infamy

China's aircraft carrier 'to pressure neighbours'

China aircraft carrier should handle disputes: report

Belarus, S. Ossetia cool on joining Russia

Boeing and BAE Systems to Develop Integrated Directed Energy Weapon for US Navy

System Integration of High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator Completed

Raytheon Acquires Directed Energy Capabilities of Ktech Corporation

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2011 - Space Media Network. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement