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June 2, 2020updated 01 Nov 2021 5:29am

Cubic to continue AWES system training support for British Army

Cubic Defence UK has won a contract to continue providing the Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES) system training support for the British Army.

Cubic Defence UK has won a contract to continue providing the Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES) system training support for the British Army.

The three-year contract is worth more than $35m and will see Cubic offer support and repair of the AWES system.

Under a contract awarded in 1998, Cubic developed and installed the AWES system.

In 2002, the installation work was completed at the 150-square mile Salisbury Plain training Area (SPTA) in the UK.

The company also deployed the system at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada, in 2003. This training area is on lease from the Canadian Government for the British Army to conduct combat exercises.

Cubic Defence UK operates within its Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division.

Cubic Global Defense president Mike Knowles said: “We value our longstanding partnership with the British Army and we are pleased to continue our training support.

“This contract award extends the work we have accomplished together to effectively advance the British Ministry of Defence training experience and standard.”

AWES and its integrated Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) system are designed to replicate force-on-force combat exercises on a large-scale.

The system simulates a range of effects such as that of direct fire, artillery, air-delivered munitions and more.

Using GPS technology, AWES system has the ability to trace and supervise more than 1,400 individual soldiers and 250 vehicles.

With Cubic’s Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) technology, the system ‘records hits, kills and near misses of small-arms fire’. It also allows for post-mission analysis of the combat exercises.

Last month, Cubic Defence Australia won a contract to deliver training services for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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