Indra will be upgrading the Chinook CH-47F helicopter simulation system, consisting of an FMS (full mission simulator), the FTD (flight training device) and the CBTs (computer based trainer) at the Helicopter Simulation Center (CESIHEL) of the Armed Forces Flight Academy (ACAVIET), located at the Colmenar Viejo Base, to ensure Spanish pilots receive training at the highest level.

The €30 million contract will make the Spanish simulation center one of the most advanced in the world for this type of aircraft. 

Indra and the Spanish Army will replicate the new F version of the Chinook following the same design strategy they have used in other simulation systems such as the NH90 and the Tigre: using real teams to attain the greatest realism in training exercises, which means ensuring the future upgrades of the simulators are consistent with the next generation of the aircraft themselves, and having network simulation architecture based on standard HLA, which allows joint tactical mission training from several simulators at once located in different bases and utilizing multiple platforms (Tigre, Cougar, EC135 and NH90).

The system will feature a 4LED projection system, a technology introducing a fourth infra-red light channel, so pilots can train using their own night-vision goggles, and improve visual quality thanks to high-definition land, urban and habitat modeling.