INDRA Will Participate in the Start-Up of Two Military Simulation Centres in Turkey
(Source: Indra; issued March 30, 2006)
The HELSIM project of the Turkish Armed Forces is one of the most ambitious military simulation projects in the world.

This contract signifies Indra’s entry into the Turkish simulation market, an area with a significant potential for growth.

Indra was selected by HAVELSAN, the public company of the Armed Forces of Turkey, as principal subcontractor for the HELSIM project. This project consists in the development and start-up of two simulation centres for training pilots for the Black Hawk (S-70A-28D/DSAR) and Seahawk (S-70B) helicopters of the Turkish Army and Navy, respectively.

The HELSIM project of the Turkish Armed Forces is one of the most ambitious projects of military simulation in the world and signifies the entry of Indra in the simulation market in Turkey, a market with a great potential for growth.

The simulation centre dedicated to the Black Hawk will be located near Ankara and will have two full mission simulators, a trainer, a tactical control station and various multimedia training stations. However, the Seahawk centre will be located near Istanbul and will have a full mission simulator and also one trainer, a tactical control station and various multimedia training stations.

All full mission simulators will have qualification level D according to the JAR STD 1H norm, the most stringent certification for flight simulators.

Indra will develop all the flight software and the systems of both helicopters for the simulators, as well as guides for qualification tests so that the simulator can be certified. Furthermore, the company will provide support in various generic activities related to the simulators.

This contract is an acknowledgment of the software models for helicopters which have been developed by Indra during the past years, above all in CESIFAMET, Simulation Centre of FAMET (Spanish Army), one of the most complete in existence in Europe for training helicopter crews; the amplification of this system was recently awarded to Indra.

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