DTRA awards CBRNE training support contract to Cubic

2 February 2015 (Last Updated February 2nd, 2015 18:30)

Cubic has secured a contract to provide training exercise support services to the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

CBRN exercise

Cubic has secured a contract to provide training exercise support services to the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Under the $500m indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract, Cubic's Mission Support Services unit will provide chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) exercises, as well as training, capability assessment and capacity development support services.

In addition, the company will support a partner capacity event for DTRA's Building Partnerships Division.

Cubic mission support services president Bill Toti said: "Cubic is excited to partner with DTRA to employ effective CBRNE exercise, training, capability assessment and development support services to mitigate threats and keep warfighters and citizens safe.

"This is an important mission, executed by dedicated personnel in every corner of the globe who are passionate about their work."

Led by Bill Magill, the Cubic team includes Computer Sciences Corporation, Louisiana State University, Ascenttra, Harkcon, Marton Technologies, Strategic Operations Solutions, Tech62, TMC, Helios Global, ISSI, ITA International, Obsidian Solutions Group and Tatitlek.

"This is an important mission, executed by dedicated personnel in every corner of the globe."

Services will provided at Cubic's Operations Support and Education Group's office in Kingstowne, Virginia, US, and various locations worldwide.

The contract is expected to run until July 2024.

Headquartered at Fort Belvoir in Virginia, DTRA is the US Department of Defense's official combat support agency for countering weapons of mass destruction across the entire spectrum of CBRNE threats.

Employing 2,000 civilian and military personnel at more than 14 locations worldwide, the agency focuses on threat reduction and control, as well as combat support and technology development.


Image: US troops during a CBRN exercise at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Photo: courtesy of Cpl Jordan Johnson, Third Army ARCENT Public Affairs.