Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has secured a contract to supply a tactical engagement simulation system to the US Army.
Awarded by the US Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), the $44m contract requires the company to supply its instrumentable-multiple integrated laser engagement system individual weapon systems (I-MILES IWS) to the army.
Cubic Global Defense president Bill Toti said: "We are pleased to be able to provide ongoing support to the US Army’s PEO STRI to help ensure readiness now and for the unknown next mission.
"Cubic’s I-MILES IWS enables increased confidence in the tactics practiced during training as it allows soldiers to train as they fight and do so more efficiently and effectively."
Additional details, such as the number of units ordered and their delivery schedule, remain undisclosed.
Claimed to be integral to the quality of home-station training, the I-MILES IWS system offers higher degrees of realism during training.
The system uses laser emitters that attach to weapons, as well as on-body sensors, to replicate combat scenarios and record data for after-action reviews.
It uses six distinct weapon-firing systems, as well as lasers and microelectronics, to realistically simulate the firing of direct-fire weapons, including rifles and machine guns.
Primarily used for force-on-force training from squad up to brigade level, the system requires less time to attach a small arms transmitter and align a weapon than its predecessors.