Cubic to Open Office Near Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), has opened a new office in Beavercreek, Ohio, to pursue new training and tactical communications business at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Cubic recently received two-year contract to deliver expanded live training capabilities at the National Center for Medical Readiness, also known as Calamityville. New instrumentation being supplied by Cubic will enhance the ability to track personnel and vehicles during live training and mission rehearsal exercises. The instrumentation will also provide an improved common operating picture and planning tools during disaster response, first responder, special operations and law enforcement SWAT team training and mission rehearsal activities at the facility.

Cubic is providing the new instrumentation in collaboration with the Alliance for Human Effectiveness and Advancement (AHEAD), an industry consortium led by the Wright State Research Institute. AHEAD’s mission is to harness the power of technology and collaboration to unleash human performance and build greater capability, efficiency, health and safety in operations.

“Cubic’s investment and presence in the Dayton Region will further strengthen the position of the State of Ohio as a center of human performance research supporting the Human Performance Wing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base,” said Aaron Miller, AHEAD Director. “The technologies and engineers Cubic brings to the table add significant value within the local defense industry and the membership of AHEAD.  It further demonstrates that collaboration between industry, academia and the State of Ohio is successful at attracting jobs to the State.”

“Cubic is proud to be a part of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base community,” said Bradley Feldmann, President of Cubic Defense Applications. “In addition to the Calamityville effort, Cubic has a long-standing strategic simulation and training connection to the Air Force Research Laboratory and Human Performance Division that goes back more than 20 years. With our new local office, these collaborations will continue and enable a strong relationship with AHEAD and the local community.

“Cubic is also involved with a visionary initiative led by the Air Force Research Laboratory to advance the art of live, virtual and computer-based constructive (LVC) training integration. Cubic was recently named the lead systems architect for a pilot project that will explore using LVC training for fifth-generation aircraft,” Feldmann added.

“Cubic previously took part in an Air Force Research Laboratory effort to miniaturize data link technology. Data link systems are used to transfer data and full motion video from unmanned vehicles to air, ground and surface ship terminals. Cubic’s Multiband Miniature Transceiver evolved from the company’s participation in an Air Force Research Laboratory  miniaturization initiative. The company will work with Wright Patterson Air Force Base program offices to explore new ways to improve data links over the next few years.”

Source: Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB)
Date: Nov 5, 2012