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Indra and Oesía Group Sign Agreement for Development of Defense Systems

Indra and Oesía Group Sign Agreement for Development of Defense Systems
Indra and Oesía Group Sign Agreement for Development of Defense Systems

Oesía Group, a Spanish multinational industrial and digital engineering company and Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement by which they add key technological capabilities to improve the global offer of new generation systems and services for the Spanish armed forces and security forces, thereby strengthening national sovereignty while improving the positioning of both companies in the international market and European programs. The signing took place on Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at the Teatro Real and was attended by José Vicente de los Mozos, Indra’s CEO, and Luis Furnells, Executive Chairman of Oesía Group. The agreement encompasses the development of new systems and services related to command and control systems (C4I), air defence radars, electronic warfare, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition systems (ISR and ISTAR), as well as on-board electronics.

Luis Furnells believes that “this agreement ratifies our commitment to innovation, specialization and loyal collaboration of the Spanish industry. We are very proud to sign an agreement of this magnitude with Indra, which, since the new management team took over, has been working and forging loyal collaboration environments with a view to becoming a great driver of our industry. This agreement allows us to jointly and collaboratively advance and improve dual technologies and innovative and disruptive solutions.”

Indra’s CEO, José Vicente de los Mozos said that “by entering into this agreement with Oesía Group, a national and international benchmark in key capabilities based on hyper-specialization and disruptive technologies, we continue adding up national defence companies capabilities and take a new step forward in our agenda of traction in the industry. This transformation of the Spanish industry favors its competitiveness in the international ecosystem, fosters autonomy in the development of strategic technologies for our armed forces and results in a better positioning of the Spanish brand.

The collaboration model between both parties will be based on principles such as technological specialization, complementarity, trust to offer the best products and solutions, cooperation, generation of technological capabilities, investments in disruptive technologies and the commitment to follow the investment plan linked to the capabilities and technologies that are the purpose of the collaboration, among others. As the first Specific Agreement they have decided to work on photonic technology for electronic warfare. Photonics is a technology that affects a range of operating environments, significantly improving performance in terms of efficiency and effectiveness alike. Both organizations strive to generate high value-added solutions for clients in the domestic market with a view to improving their position in national and international programs and compete by providing differential and disruptive high-performance technology (photonics).

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for the core business operations of its clients worldwide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in transport and defence markets, and a leading firm in digital transformation consultancy and information technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value, end-to-end focus and with a high innovation component. In the financial year 2022, Indra achieved revenue totaling €3.851 billion, with more than 56,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

Indra is one of the top global engineering technology companies serving the defence industry and a leader in the digitalization of the industry. Its state-of-the-art solutions for land, sea and air, space and cyberspace range from operations with end-to-end defence systems and systems on board the most advanced platforms to training with cutting-edge simulation systems. As an expert in radar, electronic defence, command and control and communication technologies, Indra incorporates artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality and combat clouds in its cutting-edge critical systems. It is also the national industrial coordinator in Spain of the FCAS, Europe’s largest and most advanced defence program. Indra is the Spanish company that coordinates the largest number of projects in the European defence sector. It is also involved in a wide range of international projects, such as the Eurofighter aircraft and the A400M, and is one of NATO’s main suppliers of early warning radars.

Oesía Group is a Spanish multinational technological and digital engineering company, developing and implementing projects in 40 countries. It employs around 3,400 professionals in 19 corporate offices in Europe, Latin America and the United Arab Emirates. Throughout its 46-year history, it has innovated products and services that benefit more than 2 billion people around the world, and is committed to creating a future in which technological innovation responds to the challenges of the planet and its inhabitants, improving people’s lives, optimizing the use of resources for present and future generations while playing an important role in our country’s national sovereignty with proprietary technology in strategic capabilities needed for it. Oesía Group, through the technology company Tecnobit-Oesía Group, designs, develops, manufactures and maintains products and cutting-edge technological solutions in intelligent vision, simulation and tactical and secure communications. Its Valdepeñas Center is an innovation hub that contributes to national sovereignty in key capabilities and to European strategic autonomy.

It also founded Cipherbit-Oesía Group, the first Spanish brand specifically engaged in cybersecurity and the development of secure communications encryption products certified by the CCN and NATO. This division of Oesía-Group is focused on the national and international environment of armed forces, public authorities and critical infrastructure; thereby strengthening the strategic autonomy of Europe in terms of cyber defence. The group also has a company, UAV Navigation-Oesía Group, specialized in guidance, navigation and control systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Its systems are characterized by their robustness and reliability and are used in a wide range of UAVs/UAS/RPAS from Tier 1 aerospace manufacturers. In 2022, Oesía Group incorporated the company INSTER-Oesía Group into its portfolio of technological innovation centers, specialized in developing technology for terrestrial, naval, air and space satellite communications; mobility applications in the military environment and high capacity wireless access for telecommunications operators.

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