Tactical Simulation Solutions Provide Growth Boost
Indra has boosted its capabilities in the simulation and training business by acquiring Simumak, a specialist developer that has delivered over 5,000 simulators to 20+ countries, the company announced on 5 July.
The acquisition strengthens Indra’s leadership in simulation, with new, complementary solutions and capabilities that advance its growth strategy in international markets, and contribute to the consolidation of the sector in Spain. Indra will also be able to develop, in a much more agile manner, the tactical training systems that its civilian and military customers are increasingly demanding.
The simulation sector is undergoing a profound transformation with the emergence of new technologies linked to artificial intelligence, virtual reality and ‘gamification,’ as well as the growing need for interoperability. Customers increasingly seek end-to-end solutions covering complete training needs – at the highest, most demanding and advanced levels, where Indra develops top-level simulators, and in the earlier stages of training, where more functional simulators, such as those developed by Simumak, are required.
“This operation aligns with our strategy of making acquisitions that contribute to further accelerating our international growth in areas with strong potential, both in the civil and military fields. Indra and Simumak are highly complementary in their professional teams as well as in their product lines and customer base. This will allow us to offer a broader portfolio of training solutions and explore important new business opportunities. The collaboration is also expected to multiply development capabilities and bring significant improvements in production times,” commented Ignacio Mataix, Indra CEO.
David Morán, CEO of Simumak, points out that “Simumak joins the Indra group as an independent company with its own product line, the result of its knowledge and experience in Spain and Latin America over the last 15 years, and with scalable capabilities for the provision of training services and solutions. Becoming part of Indra will help us strengthen our product portfolio, enhance our international presence and have the business and operational capabilities of a company that is a global leader in the sector.”
Simumak’s practical, tactically-oriented simulation solutions offer enormous potential for training tank and armoured vehicle crews, providing a key component to ensuring readiness and mission success. System interoperability and connectivity in turn facilitates joint virtual training of soldiers regardless of location, thus saving time and cost. Simulator training contributes significantly to operational safety, mission execution and cost-efficient preparation.