- Indra and Navantia have entered into a collaboration agreement to combine their respective capabilities and generate a joint offering to enhance the standing of Spanish industry in the international market and increase its autonomy in technology.
- As well as ramping up their capabilities in naval and non-naval systems, the partners will work in areas including the combat cloud, digital twins, force maintenance 4.0 and cybersecurity.
- The agreement will be a boost to industry in general and strengthen Spain’s defence and technology ecosystem and better position them in European Defence.
Navantia and Indra have today 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.
Indra (www.indracompany.com) is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers worldwide. It’s a world leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments of the transport and defence markets, and a leading firm in digital transformation and information technology in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value, end-to-end focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2022 fiscal year, Indra achieved revenue totaling €3.851 billion, with almost 57,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.
With a history going back over 300 years linked to the construction of ships for the Spanish Navy, Navantia is a state technology business with strategic value for the defence of Spain. Its areas of expertise range from constructing surface and underwater ships to the design and integration of high-tech systems, life cycle support and high value-added services. Through the Navantia Seanergies brand it is a global supplier for the development of offshore wind energy and other green energies such as hydrogen. Navantia directly employs around 4,000 people in Spain, mainly at its facilities in Ferrol and Fene (A Coruña), Puerto Real, San Fernando, Cádiz and Rota (Cádiz), Cartagena (Region of Murcia) and Madrid.
Committed to building a safe and sustainable future through technological excellence and industrial cooperation, Navantia has contracts with governments and companies all around the world and links with universities and technological and academic centers. Through its social responsibility as a state company and a driver of an entire industrial ecosystem, it contributes to sustainability and innovation with its daily commitment to people and the planet, with responsible practices from the standpoints of employment, the environment and viable economic and technological development on regional, domestic and international scales. It is wholly owned by the Sociedad Española de Participaciones Industriales (SEPI, an agency of the Spanish Ministry of Finance and Public Function).