Cubic to supply communication systems for US special operations forces

13 August 2020 (Last Updated August 13th, 2020 12:43)

Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) has secured a contract worth up to $172m to deliver tactical communications equipment and associated support services to US special operations forces.

Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) has secured a contract worth up to $172m to deliver tactical communications equipment and associated support services to US special operations forces.

The company secured the follow-on, single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).

As agreed, CMS will deliver GATR inflatable satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals and baseband communications equipment to the special operations forces.

The contract will be split into five one-year ordering periods for Cubic’s 1.2m and 2.4m GATR inflatable satellite communications terminals.

Besides enabling communication, these communication systems enable data pre-processing and rapid sharing of processed information to expedite decision-making.

Cubic Missions Solutions president Mike Twyman said: “Cubic is an established and trusted partner for USSOCOM, providing special operations forces with leading-edge capabilities that support our customer’s expeditionary and tactical needs.

“We are proud to continue our partnership with USSOCOM. This strategic opportunity allows us to continue providing reliable solutions for SOF missions in remote and forward-deployed situations.”

CMS’ parent company Cubic delivers solutions and services to the defence and transportation sectors.

Last month, the firm won a $16m contract to continue supporting the training of the British Army.

Cubic will deliver its Synthetic Wrap capability to improve and enhance collective training at Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) in the UK, British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada, and British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).