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28 networked Pizarro combat vehicle simulators: Indra will set up one of the most advanced training centers in Europe – noticia

The General Directorate of Armaments and Material (DGAM) has signed a contract with Indra to equip 28 simulators of phases I / II of the Pizarro infantry / cavalry combat vehicle, which will be integrated into the platform for serious games in order to create one of the most advanced distributed simulation centers in Europe and the world.

The company will implement seven section simulators, each equipped with four simulators of the VCI / C Pizarro, a type of armor ready to move quickly in the front line of combat with a platoon of soldiers on board. The simulators are implemented in different bases across Spain connected in a network for remote joint exercises.

This capacity is multiplied by the connection of the simulators with the serious games platform of the army. This software harnesses the full potential of training games to make it easier for soldiers to train in a virtual field of operations where they can interact with all types of troops, platforms, threats and scenarios.

Each of the 28 Pizarro simulators has a separate driver position simulator and a tower simulator (including the positions of the vehicle chief and the gunner), which allow independent training of the crew. For each section of four vehicle simulators there is an instructor position from which the exercises are defined and monitored.

With these systems operational in 2022, the Spanish Army will now have one of the most advanced distributed training centers in Europe.

The aim is for the vehicle crew to train like on a real mission and to move through complex scenarios in which they have to coordinate with other forces.

These systems enable the army to prepare for operations such as the one recently carried out in Latvia, in which the Pizarro was deployed as part of the NATO contingent as part of the Enhanced Advanced Presence (eFP) mission. They can also recreate the tactical exercises and maneuvers that you perform regularly, which in some cases mobilize thousands of soldiers, hundreds of vehicles, helicopters and drones.

The virtual training offered by Indra simulators speeds up preparation and saves enormous costs by reserving the use of real vehicles for higher-level exercises and real operations, thereby reducing maintenance and fuel costs.

For Indra’s simulation managers, the rapid technological development of virtual reality and communication facilitates complete immersion, thus merging the use of real systems in virtual environments. The dual use of this technology means that it can find all kinds of uses outside of defense, which can be seen in the entertainment, healthcare, engineering or transportation industries, among others.

Indra has a family of mission simulation systems that can be used to train soldiers of different profiles. The company has supplied the Spanish armed forces with the complete system for simulating the Leopardo 2E Battle Tanks, fifty Vctrix simulators that make it easier for the soldier to train with his own weapon, as well as simulators for all types of hunters, planes, helicopters and advanced shooters- Simulators.

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