Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) has secured a US Army contract to develop Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Live Training System (LTS) prototype.

CMPS is the business division of Cubic Corporation.

Cubic noted that the contract will be carried out along with General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), which is its live training system partner.

The contract supports the modernisation of the US Army’s soldier, direct fire, and vehicle systems.

Under the contract, counter defilade and indirect fire systems will also be introduced into the live training environment at combat training centres (CTCs) and army home stations across the world.

Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions president Mike Knowles said: “This award supports our continued innovation of ground training solutions for our nation’s armed services.

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“It will directly improve the army’s realism of live force-on-force training while increasing soldier and formation readiness.”

According to the company, the contract has a one-year milestone-based prototype development period, with fielding of the systems expected to take place by early 2023.

The effort will create a path to further the development of advanced live training capabilities.

These training capabilities will be compatible with existing fielded systems and can integrate with both the current live training infrastructure and the STE.

Cubic noted that STE LTS offers improved capability compared to the existing Instrumentable-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (I-MILES).

It also provides a less obtrusive form factor and delivers reliable performance through a high Technology Readiness Level, field-ready solution.

STE LTS’ modular approach in both software and hardware offers improved maintainability, simple usability, and integration.

In March, Cubic’s wholly owned subsidiary Nuvotronics won a contract to support the US Department of Defense (DoD) ‘5G to Next G’ programme.