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SPANISH ELECTRONICS company Indra has delivered a CASA/IPTN CN-235 full-flight simulator to Indonesian airline Merpati. The company, formerly known as Ceselsa, is now pursuing CN-235 simulator sales to the air forces of Indonesia, South Korea and Turkey.

Work on the Level C simulator, was started by UK company, Aeronautical Systems Designers, which was acquired by Ceselsa and moved to Spain. CASA also built a CN-235 simulator, but, under a rationalisation of Spain's state-owned aerospace industry, all simulation programmes have now been shifted to Indra.

The Madrid-based company is building two simulators for the radar-equipped McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Plus, for the Italian navy, and has placed a $9 million order for two Evans & Sutherland visual systems, for delivery in early 1997. Each consists of an ESIG-3000 image generator with VistaView head-tracked projector and night-vision-goggle capability, four TargetView target projectors and a 7.3m-diameter dome.

Indra will also update existing Spanish navy and US Marine Corps AV-8B simulators to represent the radar-equipped aircraft. The company is already updating Spanish air force and US Navy McDonnell Douglas F-18 devices with new Encore computers. Indra recently delivered a Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk mission-simulator to the Spanish navy.

The Spanish company, has also built simulators for the CASA C101, Fokker 50 and 100, Lockheed Martin F-16 and Vought A-7. In July 1995, Thomson-CSF bought a 24.9% stake in Indra.

Source: Flight International