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Indra Escribano TRC Sign Partnership to Present Anti-drone Solutions for Spanish Armed Forces


Indra Escribano TRC Sign Partnership to Present Anti-drone Solutions for Spanish Armed Forces

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Indra Escribano TRC Sign Partnership to Present Anti-drone Solutions for Spanish Armed Forces
Indra Escribano TRC Sign Partnership to Present Anti-drone Solutions for Spanish Armed Forces

Indra, Escribano and TRC have signed a partnership agreement to present a solution for counteracting drones (C-UAS) to meet the needs and requirements of the Spanish Armed Forces in the area of operations. The agreement provides for the formalization of a joint venture between Escribano and Indra, with TRC partnering the latter. The three companies have far-reaching experience with the technologies in question, having worked on operationally tested C-UAS solutions for both the Air and Space Force (Indra’s CROW system to provide coverage for military bases and singular events) and the Army (for which Escribano and TRC are working on the CERVUS project for vehicle-deployed devices), as well as solutions currently involving Indra and Escribano for the Spanish Navy. All three companies have well-established technologies with proven effectiveness. The combination and integration of their capabilities would provide greater protection and security for the Armed Forces in the face of the new threats on the battlefield through a comprehensive C-UAS solution, which will be adapted for its easy deployment and incorporation into land and naval platforms and the protection of critical infrastructures. This joint effort will lead to the addition of critical capabilities to work in a much more comprehensive and advanced solution to respond to the Armed Forces requirements, taking into account the specialization, operational experience and knowledge acquired during previous deployments.

Indra and Escribano have already worked together on anti-drone systems, such as those for the European Jey-CUAS project, the proposal for the overlapping BACO project set to begin in 2025 and their participation in the future European E-CUAS project, which will also be launched in 2025. Moreover, Indra and Escribano have formalized a joint venture for the development of a directed energy laser weapon system to counteract drones (the DIAL program). They have now joined forces again with the support of the TRC technology provider to reinforce the joint venture’s industrial base with its advanced solutions through an industrial plan to promote the creation of national strategic capabilities, R&D&I investment, the positioning of Spanish industry in Europe and, above all, the pledge of the two companies to foster territorial cohesion and industrial collaboration, all of which are principles of the DIS 2023 Defence Industrial Strategy. This will close the circle of cooperation that began in July 2022 at the NATO summit, when the companies were selected to showcase their different C-UAS technologies, and it will culminate with the signing of this strategic industrial partnership agreement, in which the three companies will seal their commitment to working together on the development of cutting-edge C-UAS technologies.

 CRT Cervus III Anti-Drone System
CRT Cervus III Anti-Drone System. (Photo by TRC)

TRC is a Spanish company that was founded in 1989. It has offices throughout the country and it is currently furthering its process of expansion, growth and professionalization. The company, with a comprehensive client-oriented approach, excels in its ability to create strategic partnerships and alliances with manufacturers from home and abroad that drive technological innovation, thus becoming a benchmark in the development and implementation of solutions. The company follow the market closely to anticipate trends and continually incorporate the most innovative manufacturers in the market to meet all the needs of this ever-changing environment.

Indra is one of the main global defence, aerospace and technology companies and a leader of the digital transformation and information technologies in Spain and Latin America through its Minsait subsidiary. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products with a significant innovative component, making it the technological partner for the digitalization and key operations of its customers around the world. Sustainability is an integral part of its strategy and culture in order to overcome current-day and future social and environmental challenges. In the financial year 2023, Indra achieved revenue totaling €4.343 billion, with more than 57,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

ESCRIBANO M&E is a leading global company in the Defence and Security sectors with fully-established industrial capacity and a state-of-the-art technological base. It provides comprehensive engineering solutions and high-precision mechanical manufacturing, produces complex optronic integration systems, and offers electronics, stabilization, control systems and software solutions for command and control systems. Its products include stabilized platforms for land, naval and aerial applications, thermal cameras and sensors for border surveillance, and guidance kits for ammunition. At its facilities in Alcalá de Henares the company carries out the integral development of all its products and their adaptation to its customers’ needs, offering Artificial Intelligence solutions in all its innovations. In addition, in its clear commitment to training, ESCRIBANO cooperates with the main institutes and vocational training centers, offering stable and highly qualified jobs.

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