Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation ( NYSE: CUB ), today announced an award of more than $10 million for new orders of its Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems 2 (I-MILES IWS 2) from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) and Army Contracting Command-Orlando (ACC-ORL). I-MILES IWS 2 is a laser-based simulation system that is integral to the quality and realism of live, force-on-force training for the warfighters. The systems are delivered to all U.S. Army home-stations and are important tools for building mission readiness – the Army’s No. 1 priority.
I-MILES IWS 2 transmits laser messages when triggered by blank ammunition fired by a military weapon. Body sensors detect hits and perform real-time casualty assessments to replicate the effects of combat. The data is recorded for later review and assessment of effectiveness. The user-friendly system features small, lightweight components for individual soldiers, and requires less time to attach the Small Arms Transmitters and align to the weapon than previous versions. It also maintains position during an entire exercise.
“Cubic’s I-MILES IWS 2 continues to provide invaluable training by combining realistic environments and equipment to ensure combat readiness for every mission scenario,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “The live, force-on-force training capability of the I-MILES IWS 2, used not only by the U.S. but also allied and partner nations, is the cornerstone of training and building ready ground forces.”
Cubic’s I-MILES product line keeps pace with advancements in technology, as they are flexible, upgradeable and interoperable through the use of open standards and non-proprietary interfaces. The laser engagement simulation system is delivered with the ability to add range instrumentation solutions to support real-time tracking, recording and controlling all battlefield entities as well as playback of exercise results.
Source: Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB)
Date: Jul 27, 2016