Cubic to Introduce High-Fidelity After-Action Review Tools at ITEC Conference

After-action reviews, or AARs, are an integral  part of ground combat training events because they allow exercise participants to thoroughly assess and critique individual and group performance to ensure operational success on the battlefield. Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems segment of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), will demonstrate powerful new AAR technologies at the ITEC 2012 conference, 22-24 May at ExCel London on the Royal Victoria Dock.

Cubic will also highlight advanced laser engagement simulation systems for dismounted soldiers and vehicles that make use of commercial wireless technologies in Booth J130 at the conference. 

Cubic is a global leader in ground combat training center instrumentation and its systems are used to train thousands of military personnel each year.  The company has joined with the U.S. firms Aptima and RhinoCorps and Sweden-based 4C Strategies to combine cutting edge innovation with a state of the art constructive simulation to create a High Fidelity AAR.  This “system of systems” solution is a collection of easy to use tablet or laptop-based software tools that make it simple to meta-tag specific performance measures associated with live, virtual and constructive training events. When “tagged “ by the Observer Controller or the constructive simulation, the  tools work together to integrate task and behavior based assessments with supporting media to enrich the learning process.

The training assessments incorporate fused data such as replays, video clips, audio clips and written and voice observer controller assessments with supporting graphics of unit and leader locations to create a near-real time High Fidelity AAR.

“The tools we have developed streamline and enrich the AAR process, which results in time savings when preparing exercises and training scenarios as well as conducting small-unit AARs for platoons and squads.  They allow trainers to ensure that training is up to the correct standard and to create high fidelity AARs with fewer resources,” said John Lewis, director of Live, Virtual and Constructive Training at the Cubic Innovation and Technology Center in Orlando.

Cubic will also promote its Tactical Vehicle System (TVS), an easy-to-use laser-based combat training system for tactical vehicles.  TVS uses advanced wireless devices with embedded laser detectors instead of traditional cables and includes an intuitive iPod Touch system installation feature that significantly improves set-up times.  TVS is designed with a modular, open architecture to ensure adaptability to multiple vehicle types.

Cubic’s Wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) is the latest generation of the MILES manworn laser engagement system.  Featuring independent, small, lightweight components, it requires no harness and will work with any tactical equipment.  Major features include: an industry standard wireless link which replaces the traditional harness, the elimination of cables, connectors and fabrics; and full integration of both fixed Combat Training Centres and deployable training systems. It also features convenient battery recharge and transportation capabilities.

Source: Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB)
Date: May 22, 2012