Indra has secured a contract from Spain’s General Directorate of Armament and Materiel (DGAM) to support the development of an armoured vehicle training centre for the Spanish Army.

The contract will involve the delivery of 28 simulators of the phase I/II Pizarro Infantry/Cavalry Combat Vehicle (I/CCV) to support the creation of an advanced distributed simulation centre.

Each of these simulators will be equipped with separate driver and tower simulators (including the vehicle commander and marksman positions) to enable independent training.

As agreed, Indra will implement seven section simulators, each featuring four Pizarro I/CCV simulators.

The simulators will be installed at different bases across Spain and will be connected to a network to enable joint exercises.

Additionally, the simulators will be connected to virtual serious games coaching platform that is used by the Spanish Army to provide high-quality training to the soldiers.

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The Pizarro I/CCV is designed as an armoured combat vehicle with an average cruising speed of 50km/h.

The delivery of the simulation system will enable the vehicle crew to train in virtual environments by participating in different mission scenarios individually or in coordination with other forces.

It will also help in reducing costs by reserving the use of real vehicles for higher-level exercises and real operations.

The systems are expected to enter services next year.

In a statement, Indra said: “With these systems, the army will be able to prepare operations such as the one it has recently carried out in Latvia, during which the Pizarro was deployed within the EFP (Enhanced Forward Presence) mission as part of the Nato contingent.

“It will also be able to recreate its regular tactical manoeuvres and exercises, which, in some cases, mobilise thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles, helicopters and drones.”

Last month, Indra was contracted to upgrade Spain’s Chinook CH-47F simulation system.