Spanish companies Navantia and Indra have entered into a collaboration agreement to jointly develop and commercialize digital systems and solutions in Defence and Security. The companies expect this initiative to enhance their export capacity and better position them in European Defence.
At a ceremony at the headquarters of the Center for National Defence Studies (CESEDEN), the agreement was signed by Indra’s Chairman, Marc Murtra, and its CEO, José Vicente de los Mozos, and by Ricardo Domínguez, Navantia’s Chairman, and Donato Martínez, its Director of Systems and Services and Director of Technology and Digital Transformation.
Navantia and Indra will jointly explore opportunities to increase Spain’s autonomy in technology and its international profile in new digital solutions and naval and non-naval systems. The companies will cooperate in naval systems, particularly combat systems, and in land-based systems to participate in programs such as 2035 Brigade, BLET (Logistics Base of the Spanish Army) and MC3 (Modernization of the Command, Control and Communications Systems).
The agreement will also enable the companies to channel their respective lines of investment and development on a joint basis to optimize their market position. The agreement will create mechanisms to enable Navantia and Indra to work together on differential solutions in areas such as the combat cloud, digital twins, smart logistics, force maintenance 4.0, cybersecurity, cyberdefence, advanced simulation environments and new enabling technologies.
“This agreement represents the joint commitment of the two largest Spanish defence companies to provide our Armed Forces with the advantage and autonomy in technology they need and enhance the standing of Spanish industry in demanding international markets. Navantia is committed to working with different companies to boost Spanish industry and place us at the leading edge of technology”, declared Navantia’s chairman, Ricardo Domínguez.
“The defence ecosystem needs to lead and harness the potential of disruptive technologies. Navantia and Indra are leaders in the field and this agreement will allow us to accelerate and optimize development and offer cutting-edge solutions to our customers”, stated Donato Martínez.
Indra’s chairman, Marc Murtra said “this agreement embodies the path that Indra is seeking to follow to build a collaborative ecosystem with large Spanish companies such as Navantia, but also with smaller firms, including SMEs and startups, in order to exploit the full potential of Spain’s technology industry. As a leading global technology and defence company, Indra is taking on this challenge that will open up huge opportunities for us, but also for the whole of Spain’s industry and its innovative ecosystem”.
“The bringing together of the capabilities of the two major Spanish defence companies, Navantia and Indra, is a unique moment and a first step for the industry in a new collaborative model that we must continue to advance. This new mode will enable us to maintain our autonomy in technology and compete in the international ecosystem. It is good for our Armed Forces, Spanish industry and Spain’s standing in Europe”, Indra CEO José Vicente de los Mozos stressed.