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Indra Awarded €100 Million Contract to Equip 38 German Air Force Eurofighters with ECRS Mk1 Radar


Indra Awarded €100 Million Contract to Equip 38 German Air Force Eurofighters with ECRS Mk1 Radar

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German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon launches from the runway, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.
German Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon launches from the runway, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.

Indra, one of the main global technology and consulting companies and a global leading defence company, has concluded contracts totaling €100 million to equip the 38 Eurofighters that the German Ministry of Defence has acquired as part of the Quadriga program with next-generation systems to guarantee the air superiority of the aircraft in the coming decades. With this program Indra will reinforce and expand its position as supplier of technological systems for the European fighter plane, one of the most advanced in the world.

In consortium with German sensor solutions provider Hensoldt, Indra will develop and produce the novel ECRS Mk1 electronic scanning radar. This radar will provide multi-function capabilities for tracking several close-range targets while simultaneously scanning the airspace hundreds of kilometers away for potential threats. ECRS Mk1 will become the key sensor that will provide the aircraft with air-to-air and air-to-ground combat dominance. In addition, as a member of the EuroDASS consortium, Indra will provide the DASS protection sub-system.

This element alerts the pilot in the event of the detection of threats to the aircraft and activates different nature countermeasures, interfering with and deceiving the enemy’s electronic systems. The Quadriga program contract also includes the supply and integration of up to 14 additional sets of avionics equipment for the different key sub-systems of the platform (e.g. the communications, cockpit survival systems, consumables monitoring, platform health management, etc.).

Indra has worked on the system development, production and maintenance for the Eurofighter since the earliest stages of the program. The company has progressively increased its participation and gained the acknowledgment of its partners, becoming one of the companies with the greatest involvement in the largest European defence program to date. Indra has contributed to provide this aircraft with capabilities that place it with the most advanced aircrafts in the world.

For example, the Eurofighter has recently protected the airspace of the Baltic, demonstrating clear technological superiority. With the acquisition of a new consignment for the Luftwaffe, the Eurofighter is set to provide service until 2060. Indra’s participation in the evolution of the Eurofighter will complement its role as the Spanish coordinator of the NGWS/FCAS Future Air Combat System development program, for which it is the international leader in the sensor pillar and the domestic leader in three other pillars.

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a leading supplier of proprietary solutions in specific segments of the Transport and Defence markets and a leading company in digital transformation and Information Technology consultancy in Spain and Latin America through its subsidiary Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2020 financial year, Indra achieved revenue of €3.043 billion, near 48,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

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