La DGT prepara un Plan Estratégico de medios aéreos

El director general de Tráfico, Gregorio Serrano, ha supervisado los vuelos de vigilancia que una aeronave de ala fija (avioneta) está realizando durante esta semana por carreteras de las Palmas.

El Director ha estado acompañado por la delegada de Gobierno de la Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias, Mercedes Roldós, por el subdirector de Operaciones y Movilidad Jaime Moreno y por la jefa provincial de Tráfico en Las Palmas, Eva Mª Canitrot.

Los vuelos de la aeronave se enmarcan dentro de las pruebas piloto que la DGT está realizando para determinar de manera real y concreta la potencialidad y aplicabilidad real de los nuevos sistemas aéreos disponibles en relación con la observación desde el aire del tráfico y con la detección de determinadas infracciones a la normativa de tráfico, circulación de vehículos a motor y seguridad vial.

La aeronave elegida para la realización de estas pruebas, denominada MRI, reúne una serie de características que le habilitan como una opción de vigilancia de tránsito viario aéreo potencialmente efectiva, ya que dispone de un rango de velocidades de operación compatibles con las velocidades de tráfico, autonomía y alcance elevado y posibilidad de embarque de sistemas de captación de imágenes, entre otras.

Leer noticia original en la web de la DGT.

TECNAM AVIATION, the main partner of Indra in the Civil UAV Initiative:

The Xunta de Galicia is the collective decision-making body of the government of the Autonomous community of Galicia located in the Northwest of Spain. On 2015 they launched the Civil UAV Initiative, in order to develop a European reference pole on aeronautics solutions. The object of this contract was to implement a facility that will develop Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for civil purposes and to help improve the provision of public services. The efficient management of water resources, the management of emergency situations, land resources, agriculture, stockbreeding and biomass and even the management of the territory, cultural heritage and tourism were some of the technological challenges requested to accomplish.

For this task Xunta de Galicia and the selected companies will invest a total amount of 115 million euros.

9 companies from Spain and overseas submitted their candidatures to compete in this tender. After several months of evaluations and meetings INDRA and INAER were awarded with the contract after a final round classification. This contract represents a milestone in the industry and it is the biggest amount ever invested in Spain by the European Union in order to develop UAVs. Indra has established partnerships with different companies to carry out and execute the requested tasks. Among all of these companies, Tecnam Aviation will be the main subcontracted partner in the Civil UAV Initiative. Tecnam Aviation will execute the development of the Targus among many other tasks.

Jose Manuel Pérez-Pujazón, Indra´s Defense Director announced: “ Indra will help to generate 108 direct jobs plus another 80 subcontracted, in addition we will establish a growing industry in Galicia”. INDRA will upgrade the Tecnam MRI surveillance system to turn it into the TARGUS (OPV- Optional Piloted Vehicle), which will also be the first aircraft of its kind developed in Spain. On the other hand, Indra will develop a Mission and Data Processing Center (collects and processes data generated by the sensors of UAVs, manages missions and performs remote control of the devices). This first phase of development will last 5 years and it will provide a fully certified OPV with an unbeatable operation cost, able to face all the technical challenges that we were demanded to cover.

On May 13th took place the Inagurational Ceremony of this Initiative, including the presence of Mr. Alberto Núñez Feijóo, President of Xunta the Galicia among many other relevant politicians.  


Tecnam Aviation in Txalaca, Mexico

Tlaxcala hosted the First Symposium on Airports, Ports and Strategic Installations Security , in which 15 companies from six countries were present. The Secretary of Tourism and Economic Development, Kathya Vazquez Torres , on behalf of the Governor , said that “Tlaxcala was chosen by the company T.C. Vilsa , as the perfect place for the symposium, as it is one of the safest place in the country and security for the visitors will be a priority .

TC Vilsa was the event leader in coordination with ProMéxico and Ruag Aviation, (company of which T.C. Vilsa holds the represenation for Mexico ) multiple experts expose their expertise from companies based in different countries like Germany, Spain, United States, France, Britain, Italy and Switzerland. A live presentation of the Dornier 228 aircraft was also included in the symposium.

Participants also had the opportunity to learn about the latest technological resources in the following areas: air/port surveillance, perimeter security, video surveillance, biometric registration, 3D facial recognition, and airport access solutions, sharing successful experiences . Many companies like: Ruag Aviation, Ultra Electronics, Tecnam Aviation, Digital Signal, Oberthur Technologies, Kinegram, Crossmatch, Amper, Juwelis, Indra, Otto Künnecke, Investigazioni Sigurconsult, Axalta and BRPH were present.

The event was attended by his Excelency Ambassador Mario Chacon Carrillo, the Head of the Investment Promotion and International Business in Pro Mexico, as well as representatives of Sigur Consult, Tecnam, Ultra, Ruag and Digital Signal.

Tecnam MRI present in Air Force awards.

Last October the Tecnam MRI was invited to participate in the CECAF Air Force awards. This awards were created with the aim of promoting the exchange of experiences in the field of intelligence imagery and photo interpretation. The opportunity responds to the launch of satellites ‘Paz’ and ‘Ingenio’, in JISR initiatives (Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) of NATO and the increasing involvement of the armed forces in multinational missions. The first call was only for staff of the Air Force , the second was opened to staff of all the armed forces, and this year participants from other countries were invited. For next year we want to expand to all NATO allies .

INDRA Presents Unmanned Version of Its P2006T MRI Maritime Reconnaissance and Intelligence Aircraft

On September 29 Indra presented the unmanned version of its P2006T MRI maritime reconnaissance and intelligence aircraft at the London conference series on maritime reconnaissance. Indra’s General Manager of Defense and Security, José Manuel Pérez-Pujazón, took advantage of the multinational’s participation in the conference series to make the announcement.

Indra adapted the aircraft as part of its so-called “Targus” project, and it has already passed the viability tests and experimental demonstration. Indra is currently working on the system certification and testing phase, and has told the Regional Government of Galicia that it would be willing to conduct these activities at the UAV development center to be built at the Rozas airdrome in Lugo. The aim of the development is to place an unmanned aircraft on the market for the very competitive price of less than 6 million euros per unit. “The system will offer 12 hours of flying time without touching down, high-performance maritime reconnaissance and search and rescue capabilities, and unbeatable operating and maintenance costs,” said the company’s general manager Pérez-Pujazón.

Indra initially developed the P2006T MRI as a low-cost airport surveillance solution based on a light manned aircraft, designed to complement coastal reconnaissance systems which, like the Integrated External Surveillance System (SIVE) in the Spanish case, have been deployed by different countries to protect and guard their maritime borders. Coastal maritime reconnaissance systems offer effective cover of the area between the coastline and a 20 or 30-mile radius. However, the economic interests of coastal countries extend beyond this radius up to the boundaries of the maritime exclusion zone situated 200 miles from the coastline or, as the case may be, up to the halfway point between the coasts of two countries when the distance between them is less than 400 nautical miles. This is the case of the Mediterranean Sea, in which the distances between coastlines belonging to different countries often form part of maritime exclusion zones situated within a radius of 50 to 80 miles.

An intelligent aircraft at an affordable price Coastal reconnaissance systems alone are insufficient to monitor these areas efficiently, respond to the issue of illegal immigration and address the humanitarian crises it provokes. Aerial or ground reconnaissance systems are also required. The P2006T MRI is designed specifically to cover these areas, and with operating costs significantly lower than those of traditional maritime reconnaissance aircraft. The miniaturization and greatly reduced weight of the radar and infrared sensors and automatic identification systems (AIS) required for the mission mean that they can be installed on light aircraft designed for low-consumption leisure aviation. This is the case of Indra’s P2006T MRI which, with six hours of flying time without touching down in its present version – the new unmanned system will double that – a fuel consumption of 32 liters of automotive gasoline per hour of flight and extremely low maintenance costs, permits the on-board installation and integration of not only a Seaspray 5000E active electronically scanned array radar (standard Royal Navy equipment), a high-resolution visible and infrared camera, and an AIS, but also a line-of-sight radio link with an effective range of 180 nautical miles and an Inmarsat terminal. This terminal sends real-time transmissions of the radar signal, visible and infrared video, AIS data and the aircraft’s navigation data to a ground station, where they are monitored in real time.

The P2006T MRI has been successfully tested by the Spanish Civil Guard and Frontex in the Indalo operation that is carried out every summer along the south coast of Spain; in Operation ClosEye recently conducted in the Sicilian Channel; and in the demonstrations of the European Union’s Perseus system carried out in the Alboran Sea and Aegean Sea. In view of the aircraft’s efficiency, the European agency Frontex recently chose it for future aerial reconnaissance operations of maritime and land borders.

Indra is one of the leading consulting and technology multinationals in Latin America and Europe. In 2014 it reported revenues of 2.938 billion euros, employed 39,000 professionals, had a local presence in 46 countries, and delivered projects in more than 140 countries.


Tecnam MRI appointed to participate in a 10 million euros contract launched by Frontex:

Indra has been selected among a large list of participants to participate in a very important operation in order to control the current immigration flown that is taking place in Europe. Frontex decided to find private companies that could provide this service for the next 2 years.

The contract is divided into 2 Lots, one in the inland scenario and a second one that will take place in the maritime domain. The Aegean Sea that separates Turkey from Greece or even some areas in the Mediterranean Sea are one of the hot spots in where the Tecnam MRI could be deployed.

A total of 6 private companies will compete to win this calls for tenders.

Tecnam MRI completed ferry to ZA

Tecnam MRI completed the Madrid (Spain) – Johannesburg (South Africa) ferry, showing once again the excellent performances and reliability of the platform.

Distance: 5350 NM  

Flight hours: 41:55h  

Average speed: 110 kts 

Fuel consumption: 34 l/h

Tecnam P2006T for NASA


NASA has selected the Tecnam P2006T twin as the airframe on which it will evaluate the potential of ‘LEAPtech’ (Leading Edge Asynchronous Technology), with the aim of developing safer, more energy efficient, lower operating cost and greener General Aviation aircraft.
LEAPTech is a key element of NASA’s plan to help a significant portion of the general aircraft industry transition to electrical propulsion within the next decade.
NASA will fit an experimental 31-foot aircraft wing with 18 electric motors placed along the leading edge onto a Tecnam P2006T aircraft frame. The wing is made of carbon composite, while the electric engines are powered by lithium iron phosphate batteries. The wing and electric motors will both manufactured and integrated on the P2006T airframe by the US based companies ESAero and Joby Aviation.
Researchers hope to fly the modified Tecnam P2006T piloted X-plane within the next couple years, enabling NASA engineers to easily compare the performance of the X-plane version with the standard Tecnam P2006T Twin.
The Tecnam P2006T Twin has already established itself as the aircraft of choice by many of the world’s leading Flight Training Organisations. Bringing together Italian innovation, engineering and design flair, the P2006T has also been modified and currently undertakes a wide range of aerial missions including for surveillance, observation, surveying, aerial mapping and many other special mission tasks.
Tecnam opened its 21,000 sq ft North American facility at Sebring, FL. In 2014.
The Sebring facility is not only a showroom and delivery center for new Tecnam aircraft but is also an airframe maintenance and training center, as well as the parts warehouse for all North American Tecnam owners.


Tecnam MRI at CABSEC 2015

This year we went to Nassau (The Bahamas) to the CABSEC 2015 sharing experiences with chiefs of defence, law-enforcement officers, and diplomatic personnel to discuss the provision of maritime security in the region. The key topics of this year were:

– Combating transnational organised criminal networks

– Promoting the Treaty of San Jose

– Supporting the CARICOM Crime and Security Strategy

– Facilitating regional and hemispheric security cooperation

– Interdiction of narcotics flowing through the region

– Protecting national Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ)

– Collective approaches to cyber security

– Enhancing regional training and security cooperation

– Sharing lessons learned in the establishment and modernization of Coast Guard forces.

Joaquín Minguito (Tecnam Aviation´s Business Development Manager) explained in his speech the operational results of the missions performed by the Tecnam MRI in the last two years: Indalo Operation, Perseus Project and the next operations we will be involved in.

11th Annual Coastal Surveillance Conference- Singapore

Dear Friend,

We have been sponsor of the 11th Annual Coastal Surveillance conference that took place at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. With more than 250+ top representatives from over 110 navies, coast guards, military and maritime security organizations in Asia and beyond that have been present in this call.

This was the third time that we attended this Conference. The first year we showed a project, the second time we presented our first deployment in a real mission and this year we were proud to say that we have more than 1.000 hours of Real Missions and that we have deployed a full System in South Africa. We highlighted our results during the Indalo Operation, the Perseus Program and our colaboration with the Guarda Nacional Republicana from Portugal and the Spanish Guardia Civil among others.

Thanks for your attention and if you want to know more about it you can visit our website