SAO PAULO, June 13 (UPI) -- Brazil's armed forces are receiving rapid deployment, satellite communications systems from a local subsidiary of Spanish company Indra.
The contract, awarded through public tender, is worth about $5 million, the company said.
Under the order, Indra is delivering light-weight, portable fly-away satellite communications systems that guarantee satellite communications from distant locations.
Indra has helped consolidate the satellite network of the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, providing it with different terrestrial and maritime satellite communications terminals and by developing the networks management system.
Indra has been present in Brazil since 1996 and has offices in Sao Paulo, Barueri, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.
Indra is the premier Information Technology company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe and Latin America. It is ranked as the second European company in its sector according to investment in research and development -- nearly $722 million in the last three years.
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