Indra to Equip Latest Mission Defense Systems Onto Spanish Army’s Tiger MKIII Helicopters

Indra, a leading global technology engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, has been awarded several contracts worth 90 million euros with OCCAR (Organisation for joint Armament Cooperation) to equip the Spanish Army’s 18 Tiger MKIII helicopters with next-generation mission and electronic defence systems, which will allow the Army to operate under unpredictable and sophisticated threat scenarios expected for the future. The current version of the Spanish Tiger helicopter has proven its operational capability in difficult theaters such as Afghanistan.

Indra, a leading global technology engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, has been awarded several contracts worth 90 million euros with OCCAR (Organisation for joint Armament Cooperation) to equip the Spanish Army’s 18 Tiger MKIII helicopters with next-generation mission and electronic defence systems, which will allow the Army to operate under unpredictable and sophisticated threat scenarios expected for the future. The current version of the Spanish Tiger helicopter has proven its operational capability in difficult theaters such as Afghanistan.

Indra’s CEO, Ignacio Mataix, highlights that “once again, Indra demonstrates an extraordinary capacity to develop next-generation systems, with 100% Spanish technology, thanks to its extensive operational experience, the commitment to the development of critical systems, and a strong spirit of collaboration with clients, companies, research centers and universities across the continent, which are key to its contribution to the definitive consolidation of European Defense”.

The self-protection suite (EWS) that Indra will implement on the Tiger MKIII will feature a sophisticated radar warning receiver system, the ALR-400FD Full Digital, which offers direct spectrum digitization with great signal processing capability in order to detect surveillance systems and targeting sensors before they lock onto the platform. This element also plays a critical role as it incorporates the EW Manager function, responsible for managing and integrating all the aircraft’s self-protection elements and activating countermeasures to automatically neutralize any ground-to-air or air-to-air attack. The new version of the Tiger will thus share technology with the aircraft fleet in more than 15 defence armed forces for which Indra is already implementing this type of systems to guarantee their self-protection. These include among others, the NH-90, AS-532, CH-47F and CH-53 helicopters, the A400M and C-295 transport aircraft, Gulfstream G-505 mission aircraft as well as the F-18 fighter jet.