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July 26, 2016

Cubic to provide crewstation subsystems for US Army’s Bradley fighting vehicle COFT

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has been contracted by Oasis Advanced Engineering (OASIS) to support the US Army's Bradley fighting vehicle (BFV) conduct of fire trainer (COFT).

By Srivari Aishwarya

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has been contracted by Oasis Advanced Engineering (OASIS) to support the US Army's Bradley fighting vehicle (BFV) conduct of fire trainer (COFT).

Under the $13.9m contract, the company will produce and deliver nine mobile and four institutional crewstation subsystems, along with associated spares.

CGD was also awarded an optional contract for an additional 21 mobile and ten institutional crewstation subsystems.

Installation of the systems will begin in April 2017 and continue until March 2018.

CGD president Dave Buss said: “The Bradley trainers are part of an ongoing effort by the US Army to improve training and reduce friendly fire causalities by focusing on simulated combat scenarios and mission readiness.”

The COFT replicates the Bradley M2 / A2 Operation Desert Storm-Situational Awareness (ODS-SA) and the Bradley M2 / A3 ODS vehicles.

This dual-configuration, virtual simulation system operates in a synthetic environment and is used by an instructor to train and sustain the Bradley gunner and commander critical gunnery skills required for direct fire engagements, CGD said in a statement.

OASIS is the prime contractor for this programme to support the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).

Manufactured by BAE Systems Land & Armaments, BFVs are currently in service with the armies of the US and Saudi Arabia.

The amphibious vehicles are equipped with a VTA-903T engine from Cummins Engine.


Image: The US Army's M2 / A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Photo: courtesy of Shane A. Cuomo, US Air Force.

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