Cubic to Upgrade UK Army Range

1 February 2011 (Last Updated February 1st, 2011 18:30)

Cubic Defense Applications has received a contract to expand and upgrade the instrumentation for the British Army's Salisbury Plain ground combat training range. The $40m contract will enhance troop readiness and provide pre-deployment, mission specific training to support ongoing operat

Cubic Defense Applications has received a contract to expand and upgrade the instrumentation for the British Army's Salisbury Plain ground combat training range.

The $40m contract will enhance troop readiness and provide pre-deployment, mission specific training to support ongoing operations in Afghanistan.

The contract includes Cubic's latest MILES individual weapon system (IWS) gear, as well as communications and after-action review upgrades and enhancements to its training systems.

The Cubic training system, installed in 2002, employs lasers and sensors to simulate force-on-force combat exercises, including the effects of small arms fire, artillery, improvised explosive devices and air-delivered munitions.

The system also uses data links to capture events for post-action reviews.