Spain to receive additional Victrix simulators from Indra

21 January 2016 (Last Updated January 21st, 2016 18:30)

The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Indra to supply additional Victrix shooting simulators for the nation's armed forces.

The Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) has contracted Indra to supply additional Victrix shooting simulators for the nation's armed forces.

Under the undisclosed-value contract, the company will supply six simulators, two to be used by the air force, two by ground forces, one by the navy, and one by the royal guard.

The Victrix system features an intelligent tactical environment that enables virtual reproduction of common mission situations, such as advancing through a street in a hostile urban environment, on a large screen.

The simulator allows soldiers to use their own weapons, such as the Spanish Armed Forces' H&K G36 assault rifle, adapted with a laser and a compressed air system to simulate recoil.

"The Victrix system features an intelligent tactical environment that enables virtual reproduction of common mission situations."

The simulators are designed to conduct various agility and precision exercises, such as those undertaken at a shooting range.

They have been upgraded to simulate the use of a new combat firearm, and feature new exercises for optimising equipment consumption.

The upgraded simulators feature a hostile fire device, latest-generation projectors, and more powerful graphical and processing units, which allow users to design their own exercises and exploit data gathered during training.

The contract brings the total number of Victrix simulators received by Spain to 34.

Manufactured at Indra's Centre of Excellence in Leon, Spain, the simulators are scheduled to be delivered throughout 2016.