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Indra to Develop H225M Helicopter Simulator for Republic of Singapore Air Force

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Indra to Develop H225M Helicopter Simulator for Republic of Singapore Air Force

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Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Cougar H225M long-range tactical transport military helicopter
Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Cougar H225M long-range tactical transport military helicopter

Indra has been awarded a contract for the development and production of a EASA Level D qualifiable H225M FMS for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The contract includes post-delivery support, technical assistance, and options for future expansion. The simulator will be equipped with motion and vibration platforms. It will enable training in normal and emergency helicopter procedures, with special emphasis on training in all possible missions to be performed by the RSAF, such as search and rescue, aeromedical evacuation, and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, among others. Indra’s simulator will ensure safety during training, replicating realistic operational scenarios and complex maneuvers. It will simulate both day and night operations, under all possible challenging environmental conditions. It will also include advanced training analytics capabilities using biometric sensors to assist instructors in evaluating pilots and for more insights during debriefing. One of the most outstanding features of this simulator is its Ro-Ro capability, which allows future potential helicopter cockpits to be interchanged in a single simulator, optimizing the use of the system.

Airbus Helicopters H225M (Eurocopter EC725 Caracal) is a long-range tactical transport military helicopter developed from the Eurocopter AS532 Cougar for military use. The EC725 is based on the Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar, improving upon the design with a five-blade composite main rotor incorporating a new airfoil shape to reduce vibration levels. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 28 seated troops along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for troop transport, casualty evacuation, and combat search and rescue duties, and is similar to the civilian EC225 Super Puma.

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Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Cougar
H225M  long-range tactical transport military helicopter
Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Cougar
H225M long-range tactical transport military helicopter. (Photo by MINDEF Singapore)

This contract for the RSAF reinforces Indra’s position as one of the world’s leading simulator manufacturers, with more than 200 simulators delivered to over 50 customers in more than 20 countries. Indra is a pioneer in the integration of virtual reality, augmented reality and new digital technologies into simulation. It has extensive experience in the development of mission simulators for aircraft such as the Eurofighter, the Airbus A330 MRTT, the Airbus A400M, and other Level D civil simulators such as the A330, A320, Boeing 737 and the ATR 72. It is also one of the companies which has developed simulators for a wide range of helicopters, which include the NH90, Tigre, Cougar, Chinook, Blackhawk, Seahawk, AW159 Wildcat, MH53, C135, H135, H225, H175, AS350, H145, EC145, Bell212, Bell412 and Sikorsky S76 civilian models.

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers 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 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 2022 fiscal year, Indra achieved revenue totaling €3.851 billion, with almost 57,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Cougar H225M long-range tactical transport military helicopter
Republic of Singapore Air Force Super Cougar
H225M long-range tactical transport military helicopter. (Photo by MINDEF Singapore)

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