Spanish Army orders additional Victrix simulators from Indra

23 March 2014 (Last Updated March 23rd, 2014 18:30)

Indra has received a contract from the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply additional Victrix shooting simulators for installation at various barracks and bases of the national army.

Victrix simulator

Indra has received a contract from the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) to supply additional Victrix shooting simulators for installation at various barracks and bases of the national army.

Under the undisclosed value contract, the company will supply a total of seven simulators that will be combined with actual training to help enhance soldier preparedness.

The simulators are scheduled to be installed at the General Morillo Base in Pontevedra, the General Gabeiras Barracks in Málaga, the Santa Bárbara Barracks in Murcia, the San Bernardo Barracks in Huesca, the Puerto Rosario Barracks in Fuerteventura, the Hoya Fría Barracks in Tenerife, as well as the General Almirante Barracks de Valencia, Spain.

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

"The Victrix system features an intelligent tactical environment that enables virtual reproduction of common situations faced by forces involved in international missions."

Additional scenarios generated by the simulator include establishment of a control point in a city or a joint operation with forces from another country, enabling operators to learn to react properly, and distinguish between dangerous and harmless situations.

The simulator allows soldiers to use their own physical weapon, such as the Spanish Armed Forces' H&K G36 assault rifle or other standard weapons, adapting it with a laser and a compressed air system that reproduces the recoil effect, for optimal realism.

Designed to allow the soldiers to conduct various agility and precision exercises, such as those used at a shooting range, the simulator also include improvements developed for the army in recent years, including the simulation of the new combat firearm, equipment consumption optimisation and the addition of new exercises.

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

Spanish Army has received 15 Victrix simulators to date, which will be combined with new systems to prepare international missions.


Image: The new Victrix simulators will be combined with actual training to improve Spanish soldiers' preparedness. Photo: courtesy of Indra.