Cubic selected to support British Army training sites

30 April 2014 (Last Updated April 30th, 2014 18:30)

Cubic Defense, a unit of the Cubic Corporation, has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide support and repair work for the area weapons effects simulator (AWES) systems at British military training sites.

Cubic Defense, a unit of the Cubic Corporation, has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide support and repair work for the area weapons effects simulator (AWES) systems at British military training sites.

Under the three-year, $35m agreement, Cubic will support and repair the AWES system at the Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) in the UK and the Suffield unit (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada.

Cubic Defense Systems president Dave Schmitz said: "Our UK customer is very important to us, and this award extends the work we have accomplished together to effectively advance the training experience."

"Our UK customer is very important to us, and this award extends the work we have accomplished together to effectively advance the training experience."

AWES and integrated tactical engagement simulation (TES) systems have been designed to train soldiers by replicating large-scale force-on-force combat exercises, such as the effects of direct fire, artillery, mortar fire, mines and air-delivered munitions, as well as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

The system uses GPS technology to track and monitor the actions and positions of more than 1,200 individual soldiers and 250 vehicles.

In addition, the AWES is able to record hits, kills and misses of small-arms fire, and can recreate combat exercises for post-mission analysis.

As part of a contract awarded in 1998, Cubic Defense had completed installation of the system at the Salisbury Plain training area in late 2002 and the BATUS training area in 2003.

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