Canadian DND orders urban operations training solution from Cubic

11 December 2014 (Last Updated December 11th, 2014 18:30)

Cubic has secured a contract amendment to deliver an urban operations training system (UOTS) capability to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).

Cubic has secured a contract amendment to deliver an urban operations training system (UOTS) capability to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND).

The $12m agreement requires the company to work on the initial phase of the project, which includes the integration and validation tasks for the system instrumentation used in the UOTS environment.

The UOTS complements the weapon-effects simulation (WES) force-on-force engagement training system deployed by Cubic in 2006, by adding an urban village training capability in several regions across Canada.

"Cubic is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that deliver more dynamic and effective training experiences."

Cubic Defense Applications president Dave Schmitz said: "Cubic is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that deliver more dynamic and effective training experiences to not only improve operational readiness but also reduce training costs.

"Our solutions prepare warfighters to engage in the complex and constantly changing urban environment and help develop warfighters' intuitive decision making skills so they have the confidence to act appropriately and decisively."

This initial phase of the contract is expected to be completed in December 2015 and will be followed by the award of additional task orders to the company for the installation of system instrumentation across all of the UOTS villages and buildings.

Cubic will install hundreds of devices for high-fidelity tracking solutions, including grenade and improvised explosive device simulators, video equipment, video servers and special effects generators, such as sights, sounds and smells, as well as targets.

The data obtained from the high-fidelity tracking devices will be routed to a central location, where it will be aggregated into a real-time view of the training scenario and stored for after-action review, providing detailed assessment and feedback to evaluators and soldiers on the execution of their tactics, techniques and procedures.

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