Cubic to Supply Small Arms Trainers to Saudi Arabia

18 March 2010 (Last Updated March 18th, 2010 18:30)

Cubic Corporation will supply small arms training systems to Saudi Arabia under a $30m contract awarded by the US Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Under the contract, the company will supply its EST 2000 engagement skills trainer to

Cubic Corporation will supply small arms training systems to Saudi Arabia under a $30m contract awarded by the US Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

Under the contract, the company will supply its EST 2000 engagement skills trainer to the Saudi Arabian National Guard.

The EST 2000 creates lifelike virtual combat scenarios by using digital video projectors, high-definition screens, game-based computer graphics and ballistically accurate simulated weapons.

The Saudi Arabian National Guard will use the systems for training and maintaining marksmanship skills, team and squad training, and for "shoot / don’t shoot" simulations for soldiers and security teams.

Cubic will also provide one-year maintenance support and build infrastructure to accommodate the EST 2000 systems in coordination with a local company.

Cubic Defense Applications Business Development vice-president John Naff said the systems would be deployed across the eastern, central and western provinces, to train members of the National Guard.