GMV features at FEINDEF
On 31 May the first International Defense and Security Fair (Feria Internacional de Defensa y Seguridad: FEINDEF) closed its doors after attracting over 150 exhibitors from 11 different countries and a bumper turnout of 10,000. Held in Madrid from 29 to 31 May, it was organized by the Spanish Association of Space, Aeronautics and Defense Technology Companies (Asociación Española de Empresas Tecnológicas de Defensa, Aeronáutica y Espacio: TEDAE) and the Association of Government Contracting Firms (Asociación de Empresas Contratistas con las Administraciones Públicas: AESMIDE) with the collaboration of the Spanish MoD.
GMV ran a stand showcasing its groundbreaking defense and security developments.
In the Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JISR) area GMV featured the CSD SIERRA suite developed within the SAPIIEM Program, which pools information from several sources in different formats, providing intelligence analysts with the necessary wherewithal for exchanging ISR information and workflows, ensuring interaction in all JISR phases. It also presented the C2NEC command and control system, completely integrated with JISR tools, plus the latest upgrade of the MAJIIC2 program to an operational state as a result of the NATO-awarded CSD Enduring Solution project.
GMV likewise displayed its TALOS system, a complete command and control environment for the planning, management and execution of all fire support that might be needed by any brigade. GMV also displayed other command and control and surveillance and reconnaissance systems it has developed for the Spanish MoD and international agencies such as the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (FRONTEX) with the EUROSUR system and the European External Action Service (EEAS)’s EUCCIS command and control system.
Within the maritime surveillance and security area, GMV posted the results of the Maritime Integrated Surveillance Awareness (MARISA) project.
In the simulation area GMV presented its JISR training solutions such as the COLLECTOR training version and the EO/IR camera simulators.
As part of its aeronautics and navigation range, GMV displayed its capabilities in engineering, critical software development and system and equipment development. Highlighted at the event were the Flight Control Computer (FCC) of the long-range unmanned tactical aircraft ATLANTE; the navigation and timing system for armed forces vehicles, ISNAV, to be fitted on the 8x8 DRAGON; and the ruggedized and miniaturized LGB10/LGB11 mission computers that guarantee optimum connectivity.
GMV also took the chance to exhibit on its stand the unmanned aircraft Seeker, an autonomous, rapid-deployment system for surveillance and reconnaissance missions developed for its partner AUREA Avionics, plus the Dismounted Soldier system SISCAP developed for the Spanish MoD’s DGAM in a joint venture with Indra. Within this system GMV is developing the soldier’s main computer that also controls energy distribution and the soldier’s optronic sensors and viewfinders.
During the event GMV’s stand was visited by various leading figures and authorities such as the Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities, Pedro Duque; the Secretary of State for Defense, Ángel Olivares; the Director General of Armaments and Material, Santiago Ramón González; the DGAM’s Assistant Director General of Planning, Technology and Innovation; the Airforce Chief of Staff (Jefe del Estado Mayor del Aire: JEMA), Javier Salto and the Director of OCCAR, Arturo Alfonso Meiriño. Other stand visitors included diverse international delegations such as NSPA, Arab Emirates, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Bulgaria.
As the recent winner of the European Space Agency (ESA) contract for maintenance and upgrading of the Galileo Ground Control Segment (GCS), GMV was also present at the event held on GOVSATCOM’s stand to showcase the Ministry of Defense’s burgeoning space capabilities. Last but not least, the Spanish Navy’s stand featured the SENDA navigation system to be fitted on F-110 frigates and developed under a contract with NAVANTIA.