Cubic Receives $3.7 M for the Addition of New Weapons Simulation Capabilities

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation ( NYSE: CUB ), today announced it has received series of contracts totaling $3.7 million to integrate new weapons into the U.S. Marine Corps’ Squad Immersive Training Environment (SITE) simulation system. SITE is interoperable with Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System (I-TESS II) and uses the instrumentation as its backbone. With these contracts, the U.S. Marine Corps is CGD’s first customer to field geo-pairing technology for non-line-of-sight weapons. Geo-pairing technology, which provides the relative position between a shooter and a target, allows the ability to pair with a target without the use of lasers.

Cubic will provide new simulator weapons, such as the surrogate Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank guided missiles and the MK-19 grenade launchers, for use during live training exercises. Cubic will also support the design, development and integration of SITE-specific capability enhancements to the I-TESS II training system in addition to evaluating ruggedized prototype, testing and effectiveness. These enhancements address training proficiency and readiness gaps at the squad level and support both direct force-on-force and force-on-target tactical engagement training.

“As we continue to bring cutting-edge training capabilities such as the geo-pairing technology for non-line-of-sight weapons to live training battlefields, we are overcoming the limitations of laser and providing a complement to laser-based engagement,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense. “We want to put our Marines in a realistic combat environment where they are going to experience the various aspects of actual combat including threats, sights and sounds, but in a safe environment where they can make mistakes, learn and be better prepared.”

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With SITE, the U.S. Marines will be able to perfect their skills at calling in artillery fire. The system calculates ballistics and transmits a kill message to those within the impact zone. This not only provides more realistic training, but also brings artillerymen into training exercises, allowing them to run through the targeting and firing process all the way through to pulling the lanyard.

Source: Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB)
Date: Feb 29, 2016