Indra, Escribano, and TRC have signed a partnership agreement to collaborate on a counter-drone (C-UAS) solution tailored to the needs and requirements of the Spanish Armed Forces in operational areas. This agreement includes the formation of a joint venture between Escribano and Indra, with TRC collaborating with Indra.

The three companies bring extensive experience with the relevant technologies, having developed operationally tested C-UAS solutions for the Air and Space Force (Indra’s CROW system for military bases and special events) and the Army (Escribano and TRC’s CERVUS project for vehicle-deployed devices). Indra and Escribano have also worked on C-UAS solutions for the Spanish Navy.

Each company has well-established, proven technologies. The integration of their capabilities will enhance the protection and security of the Armed Forces against new battlefield threats through a comprehensive C-UAS solution designed for easy deployment and integration into land and naval platforms, as well as for the protection of critical infrastructures.

This collaboration aims to develop a more advanced and comprehensive solution that meets the Armed Forces’ requirements, leveraging the specialization, operational experience, and knowledge gained from previous deployments.

Indra and Escribano have a history of working together on anti-drone systems, including the European JEY-CUAS project, the BACO project set to begin in 2025, and their upcoming participation in the European E-CUAS project starting in 2025. Additionally, Indra and Escribano have a joint venture to develop a directed energy laser weapon system to counteract drones (the DIAL program).

With the support of TRC, they aim to strengthen the joint venture’s industrial base with advanced solutions. This industrial plan will promote the creation of national strategic capabilities, investment in R&D&I, and the positioning of the Spanish industry in Europe. It will also emphasize territorial cohesion and industrial collaboration, which aligns with the 2023 Defence Industrial Strategy (DIS) principles.

This cooperation, which began at the NATO summit in July 2022 when the companies showcased their C-UAS technologies, will culminate in this strategic industrial partnership agreement. The three companies are committed to jointly developing cutting-edge C-UAS technologies.

Don’t miss important industry news, updates, and resources! Sign up for the free C-UAS Hub Newsletter!

Post Image- August 5, 2018- A CH-47D Chinook of the Spanish Army sling loads a military vehicle underneath- Barcelona, Spain (Post Image Credit: Adobe Stock by Adolf)