Cubic to continue support for US Army’s KBSC

12 August 2014 (Last Updated August 12th, 2014 18:30)

Cubic Applications has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to support the US Army’s Korea Battle Simulation Centre (KBSC).

Cubic Applications has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to support the US Army's Korea Battle Simulation Centre (KBSC).

Under the contract, the Cubic Mission Support Services business unit will aid KBSC in the provision of battle simulation training support to the US Forces Korea, the Eighth US Army and other US units and partner nations.

The firm, fixed-price contract, which features a six-month base performance period and four one-year option years, has a maximum potential value of up to $57m, if all options are exercised.

"We are looking forward to bringing new innovations to the KBSC during this new contract cycle."

Cubic's Virginia-based operations support and education group (OSEG) is scheduled to lead Cubic in the execution of the KBSC contract and provide a seamless continuity of service.

Cubic OSEG senior vice-president and general manager Rich Bristow said: "US forces can rely on Cubic to continue and expand in their mission of training our military personnel.

"We provide increased capability for US Army units to train more realistically, while optimising training resources.

"We are looking forward to bringing new innovations to the KBSC during this new contract cycle."

With facilities at two locations, the KBSC provides theatre-level, manual and computer-assisted training exercises in the Republic of Korea, Japan and other locations worldwide.

Specifically, the training includes battle simulation training, live virtual gaming capabilities, planning and coordination, and facilitation of the four services, as well as joint and combined exercises, particularly in conjunction with the Pacific Theatre Engagement.

KBSC supports 20 to 25 joint and combined theatre-level training exercises, such as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, Key Resolve and Yama Sakura, on an annual basis, the National Defense Industrial Association reported.

Led by Cubic programme manager John Kling, the Cubic KBSC team also includes BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cyber-Tech and Sonalysts.

Work under the contract will be performed in South Korea from September and is expected to last until March 2019.

Defence Technology