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Spanish Defence Gives Indra Contract For Satellite Communications Terminals

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Indra signed a framework agreement with the Ministry of Defence for the maintenance of the satellite terminals of the Spanish Satellite Military Communications System (SECOMSAT). The agreement, for € 17 M, awards the provision of these services exclusively to the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe, for the next two years extendable to two more years.

This maintenance and life cycle engineering service will be commissioned by the final users, that is, the different branches of the army and other organs. The service will be customised to meet their needs and will comply with the requirements established in the contract.

The satellite communications systems are employed by organs of the Ministry of Interior, the three branches of the army and the Military Emergency Unit. Thanks to the exclusive provision of the services costs can be reduced by means of synergies, scale economy and availability of the equipment relies on a single provider.

Maintenance will have a preventive (detection of possible failures in order to anticipate a response) and a corrective character. On the other hand, the engineering works are oriented to extend their service life.

Indra undertook the development of the stations, the management system of the Secomsat network and of the communication terminals included in this contract.

The company has delivered and integrated terminals for surface ships and submarines, tactical, multi band, and man-pack type terminals, which can be carried by a single person. It has also delivered several types of terminals to be embarked on top of vehicles, which guarantee satellite communications among the terminals of deployed troops and with the command and control centre of the Unit.

Secure communications networks provide connection between troops, either in international or national missions, with the Command and control. They have been designed to guarantee performance as they do not depend on third parties infrastructures which may be incidentally affected.

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