Defense

GDELS readying for full-rate VCR 8×Eight manufacturing

GDELS readying for full-rate VCR 8×8 production


The Spanish Secretary of State for Protection, Angel Olivares, on 17 June chaired a gathering to comply with up on the “Dragón” Vehiculo de Combate sobre Ruedas (VCR), or Fight Automobile on Wheels, program which was held on the Common Dynamics European Land Techniques-Santa Barbara Sistemas Manufacturing facility in Alcalá de Guadaira ( Seville).

Angel Olivares, stated to the press that the VCR 8×8 “is without doubt one of the important pillars on which Nationwide Protection relies and with out it that the Armed Forces couldn’t take part in worldwide peacekeeping operations.” And he careworn that this program “is a strategic and inalienable goal for Spain”.

This system may have a particular impression in Asturias, Seville, Guipúzcoa and Madrid, the place it’s anticipated to create 650 direct jobs and one other 1,000 oblique ones.

The assembly introduced collectively excessive representatives of the Ministry of Protection, the Common Directorate of Armament and Materials (DGAM), the Military and the businesses that make up the society that manages these technological applications, Santa Bárbara Sistemas, Indra Sistemas and Sapa Placencia.

The delegation has been in a position to see the diploma of progress of the demonstrators and has walked the meeting line of the 5 prototypes of the VCR 8×Eight put in in one of many manufacturing facility’s workshops, which is at full capability, respecting the prevention measures. associated to the Covid-19.

They then witnessed a dynamic demonstration of the 8×Eight VCRs on the check monitor and verified the maturity of the designs and their efficiency in a show of mobility and energy. The primary two demonstrators are scheduled to hold out capturing assessments in early July.

The assembly was attended by the Chief of the Military Common Employees, Military Common Francisco Javier Varela; the final director of Armament and Materials, admiral Santiago Ramón González and the deputy director to the DGAM, normal Francisco Javier Abajo.

The CEO of GDELS-SBS additionally participated; Juan Escriña, the chief director normal director of Transport and Protection of Indra, Ignacio Mataix; and the CEO of Sapa, Ibon Aperribay.