Indra has begun supplying its Pizarro infantry combat vehicle simulator to multiple Spanish Army bases.
The delivery is part of a 2021 contract for an advanced distributed simulation solution to upskill Spanish warfighters in operating their existing Pizarros.
Each training platform consists of a driver and a vehicle commander/gunner compartment connected virtually to other Pizarro simulators located at different installations.
These compartments project realistic terrain and obstacles, as well as the physical setup of the infantry vehicle’s interior, to provide soldiers with a fully-immersive training experience.
“The Pizarro vehicle simulator… allows the soldiers to quickly prepare for their missions, moving around in complex scenarios in which they have to coordinate with their team inside the vehicle and other vehicles in their platoon, and learn how to communicate and coordinate, where to move and how to react in the face of the enemy,” Indra Simulation Director Rafael Junco explained.
“It also capitalizes on the new technologies linked to virtual reality and gamification and maximizes the communication and interoperability capabilities of the systems.”
Bolstering Collaborative Virtual Training
Once completed, the Pizarro simulators are expected to become among Europe’s largest joint armored vehicle training networks and the most advanced simulation centers internationally.
It will leverage the Spanish Army’s current tactical game-based simulator solution to expand options during collaborative virtual training.
“Indra’s immersive simulation system is integrated into the serious games virtual training platform used by the Army, software that capitalizes on all of the potential of games to provide training for soldiers in a virtual field of operations where they can interact with all kinds of troops, platforms, threats and scenarios,” Indra said.
“Thanks to these new technologies, the Army will also be able to prepare real operations and recreate its regular tactical maneuvers and exercises which, in some cases, mobilize thousands of soldiers and hundreds of vehicles, helicopters and drones.”