Aicox participates in the EXPOEMER 2022 fair on November 23 and 24 in Córdoba. Meeting point between forest fire services and leading companies in the sector.

Aicox participates in this fair as a collaborating company showing our own solution, N+I, of added value that integrates various technologies and serves the following tasks:

    • Early detection of sources of fire in forest environments of all kinds.
    • Monitoring of the fire front in fires.
    • Resource management in extinction tasks.
    • Integration of sensors and media in multi-domain deployments.

 

Aicox Soluciones, HISPASAT and Ovzon will participate in the SEDEXPO International Fair on November 17-19.

These companies will present their “SATCOM as-a-Service” solutions with a toolkit specifically designed for defense, fire and rescue services.

In addition, “SATCOM as-a-Service” combines Ovzon’s high performance and mobile satellite mobile terminals, both On-The-Pause and On-The-Move, the reliability of HISPASAT satellite connectivity and the Aicox local support.

Aicox Soluciones, HISPASAT and Ovzon will present at their stand at the SEDEXPO International Fair, which takes place in Silleda between November 17 and 19, the “SATCOM as-a-Service” solutions aimed at the field of defense and emergencies. These solutions can be offered through three different Ovzon terminals:

  • Ovzon T6 , a lightweight and rugged portable broadband terminal, the size of a laptop, that can be deployed, aligned and connected in less than a minute and provides connectivity via a satellite link.
  • Ovzon Medium W/H satellite broadband terminals for on-the-go applications. Combined with satellite services, they offer full mobility, ease of use and access for customers.
  • Ovzon Mini , a small broadband satellite terminal for mobile applications.

OVZON T6 Ovzon Medium W/H

Both Ovzon T6 and Ovzon Mini can deploy On-The-Pause applications and be transported in small cases, while Ovzon Medium W/H can be installed on mobile platforms such as UAVs, helicopters, maritime vessels or land vehicles to offer On-The-Move solutions. . All of them are capable of transmitting up to 70 Mbps and receiving up to 120 Mbps.

In addition, these solutions are marketed under different business models:

OVZON PLUS , a solution that offers flexible data rates, as well as a data package per GB.
OVZON GO is a dedicated solution, used specifically for a fixed usage model.
OVZON HERO is an advanced and customized high-performance solution that allows the most demanding customers to perform tasks in critical environments.

Likewise, and as a complement to this type of portable or mobile connectivity solutions, HISPASAT will present, in collaboration with the company PYRO, its fire prevention and fighting system based on Bseed WATCH® technology. This solution combines the use of sensors with satellite connectivity in 100% of the territory to offer a forest fire monitoring tool; which allows you to calculate, up to 10 days in advance, the risk of fire, the rates of fire spread or the humidity of forest fuels. Bseed WATCH® also has early detection systems without false alarms, thanks to its temperature, CO and CO2 sensors, which send an alert to the population and those responsible for local emergencies in a matter of seconds. In the event of a fire, Bseed WATCH® provides a unique view of the emergency, offering high-quality information on the area, such as its weather conditions, the location and progress of the fire in real time, and the control of evacuation routes. All this information obtained by the system is offered openly to the population and those responsible for extinction, so that they can take and plan more effective and safer actions to extinguish the fire.

The Industry that develops Defense and Security technology in Spain recognizes that such an important investment has never been made in this sector as that made by the Government of Spain.

The clearest person to recognize this was Indra’s CEO, Ignacio Mataix: “In the 20 years I’ve been in the sector, this is one of the biggest budgetary efforts, motivated by the geopolitical moment, but also by the need to promote a key industry”. This technology company -whose largest shareholder is the holding company public Sepi- celebrates this 25% budget increase “because it is very good news” which shows, according to Mataix, that the Defense budget “is always an investment, not an expense, its multiplier effect for employment, together with the duality technology, make it essential for leading countries to protect them to the maximum”.

Indra, which together with Airbus (in Germany) and Dassault (in France) leads the billionaire program for the air combat system of the future (FCAS), believes that this investment of 4,900 million euros for the Special Armament Program (PEA) is “an incentive to attract talent to the security industry in Spain”.

A reading also shared by Navantia, “this defense budget increase is positive because it will strengthen national security and democratic values,” Javier Romero, director of strategy for this company, tells SER. The contribution of this company public – belonging to the State Society of Industrial Participations – to the GDP of the industry is 1%, “for each Navantia job another 6 or 7 jobs are generated in other types of suppliers”, hence they are also expectant before the contracts that may arise.

Other leading companies such as AICOX – with more than 30 years of experience supplying integrated systems for Defense and Security Forces – understand that such a large injection in the sector “above all will improve the quality of employment and also the retention of talent that we are losing very quickly. In addition, it will consolidate the future of the smaller companies because “if we accompany the budgets with production plans, these objectives can be achieved”, says its president, Carlos Laborda, convinced that this increase in the Defense budget “is essential for the development of Spain” because it will allow companies in the sector “to be at the current technological cutting edge in Spain”.

In 2019, Defense and Security technology companies had a turnover of more than 13,000 million euros, exported 71% of their products and generated 57,600 highly-qualified technical jobs. The employers’ association that represents these companies is the Spanish Association of Defense, Security, Aeronautics and Space Technology Companies (TEDAE). “There has never been an increase like this, we can only assess this new budget with enthusiasm, with hope, because this increase is very positive,” TEDAE president Ricardo Martí acknowledges to SER.

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The contract will modernize around thirty stations of this model

The Spanish Army has commissioned a temporary union of companies formed by Aicox and RF to integrate new CIS equipment (communications and information) in some thirty Soria stations, installed on Vamtac SOTM (Satcom On The Move) vehicles, for an amount almost three million euros.

The contract seeks to make the leap to what is known as the Soria type 4 station, fundamentally characterized by incorporating the communications managers Gescomet, VMI, and a soundproof generator set integrated into the platform, according to the Army itself.

The Soria station is the main communications hub of the mobile command post and provides support in any tactical situation. It is equipped with different transmission equipment: satellite communications on the move through the Spanish Military Satellite Communications System (Secomsat) and several military and civil communications systems (VHF/UHF, HF, satellite, Inmarsat…).

The winning companies will be in charge of the engineering design, the supply of the equipment; hardware and software installation and configuration work and validation; the necessary transformations in the 30 SOMT Vamtac vehicles (Vamtac S3 and ST5 model); the supply of spare parts and tools for maintenance; staff training; and the final homologation of the modified vehicles.

The contract budget is almost three million euros -2,968,533 euros, taxes included-, divided into three annuities (2022, 2023 and 2024). The estimated value amounts to 3.3 million by including a possible extension for one more year. The Headquarters of Economic Affairs of the Army Logistics Support Command (MALE) selected the offer from Aicox and RF for being the best in terms of quality and price, according to the award announcement.

Up to eight companies submitted offers. The joint venture made up of Aicox and RF competed in the final phase of the contest with the company JPG.