Cubic wins contract to support training of British Army

15 July 2020 (Last Updated July 15th, 2020 11:52)

Cubic Defence UK has won a $16m contract to continue to support the training of the British Army.

Cubic wins contract to support training of British Army
Cubic Defence UK has won a contract to continue its support for the training of the British Army. Credit: © 2020 Crown Copyright.

Cubic Defence UK has won a $16m contract to continue to support the training of the British Army.

Under the SCOPIC 2 four-year contract, the company will deliver its Synthetic Wrap capability.

The delivery will 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).

The SCOPIC 2 system is designed to expand the instrumented live training environment. It features capabilities that help deliver complex tactical training.

Complex systems that are difficult to reproduce include unmanned air systems (UAS) feeds and additional force elements, including flanking or depth activity.

Some of SCOPIC 2 capabilities that can be reproduced are UAS and targeting pod downlinks from Close Air Support platforms, as well as a handheld observation device, radar and electronic warfare (EW) terminals and ground-based air defence.

It also allows post-mission analysis by capturing and reproducing the activities. 

In 2016, Cubic provided this capability under the MicroSCOPIC contract. It was deployed to support the British Army globally.

Cubic Global Defense president Mike Knowles said: “We are proud to continue supporting the British Army in achieving mission readiness by delivering expeditionary and complex tactical training at all levels.

“This contract award builds on the work we have accomplished with both the existing SCOPIC contract and our recent AWES award to deliver a world-class training experience.”

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