Spanish army take Indra helicopter simulator - MS&T

Spanish army take Indra helicopter simulator

Spanish army

Madrid-based Indra has delivered its most advanced helicopter flight simulator to the Spanish Army.

The NH90 training system, which contributes to the training of pilots of the three army corps, has been installed at the Héroes del Revellín base in Agoncillo (La Rioja, Spain) as part of the Helicopter Simulation Center (CESIHEL) of the Aviation Academy of the Spanish Army (ACAVIET).

General Director of Armament and Material (DIGAM), Admiral Santiago Ramón González, chaired the official reception of the system. Logistic Support Command Chief of the Spanish Army (JEMALE), Lieutenant General Ramón Pardo de Santayana, various Army commanders and the General Director of Indra, Ignacio Mataix, were also present.

The use of synthetic training systems is essential in preparing pilots of an aircraft equipped with the most complex systems, greatly reducing training times and increasing safety while lowering costs. 

Indra’s simulator recreates with maximum fidelity and realism all the missions in which a military pilot can participate. It has been specially designed for tactical training. On board, pilots can prepare for real operations before carrying them out in their deployments.

This new system will be integrated into the Army’s simulator network, allowing its pilots to carry out joint training missions with other helicopter simulators found in other army bases. These include the CH-47D Chinook, the AS532 Cougar, the EC135 or the EC665 Tiger attack helicopter.

This means all the pilots will share the same scenario and can train together, despite being separated by hundreds of kilometers.