Cubic Awarded Contract to Deliver Engagement Skills Trainer 3000 to the US Army Reserve
- Cubic Global Defense to support advancement in mobile training capabilities for soldiers
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation ( NYSE: CUB ), today announced the award of a $1.3 million contract by the U.S. Army Reserve to deliver additional Engagement Skills Training (EST) 3000 TM virtual training system, simulated weapons and services. The EST 3000 is a small arms training device that is portable, multipurpose, multilane and can be used indoors to train marksmanship, offensive and defensive collective and “shoot-don’t shoot” judgmental firing skills. The system uses high-fidelity, game-based graphics that provide realism to marksmanship and collective scenarios.
The Army Reserve is combining Cubic’s EST 3000 system and Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) laptop trainers into a Mission Leader Trainer (MLT) containerized configuration. The Army Reserve will then leverage the modified MLT containers to support three core training functions: EST 3000 for marksmanship; VBS3 laptop trainers; and tactical operations or leadership training.
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“Cubic’s EST 3000 uses the ballistic accuracy of the EST 2000 TM , which is the only marksmanship system certified by the U.S. Army to be an accurate simulation of the live-fire ballistics of actual small arms weapons,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense. “The smaller, versatile and portable capabilities of the EST 3000 not only maximize the available time as it moves the system to the soldier, but also increases the training effectiveness to the point of need while reducing costs.”
EST 3000 will provide the Army Reserve with enhanced fundamentals of firing capabilities through immediate feedback from indicators (trigger pressure, pitch, cant) and 3-D targets. By leveraging the EST 3000, soldiers will have the capability to familiarize at Army Reserve Centers before firing at a weapons range, which decreases costs and time on ranges, and increases overall weapons qualification proficiency.
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Dec 6 - 8, 2016 - Sofia, Bulgaria