Cubic Defence Australia has been selected as the primary contractor to provide a managed workforce solution for the Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre (ADSTC) simulation support services (SSS).
Valued at $18m with options for extension, the four-year contract covers the provision of agile, persistent, repeatable simulation services to help enhance the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) training capabilities.
In particular, the company will support ADF’s highest-level training and simulation institutions.
Cubic Defence Australia general manager Mark Horn said: "Cubic is already heavily involved with simulation-enabled training with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the Australian Army.
"With this new contract win, Cubic will provide ADSTC synergies and the ability to improve integration between single-service collective training and joint collective training.
"Cubic looks forward to partnering with ADSTC to provide an outstanding Simulation Support Services team drawing on local Australian expertise and our best practises from working with other simulation and training centres around the world."
Based in Canberra, Australia, the ADSTC and the contracted services are scheduled to be distributed across the country and the Pacific to coalition partners.
The SSS contract is claimed to be a key enabler for the ADF’s future simulation capability.
Comprising uniformed ADF exercise and planning staff, Australian Public Service members and contracted work force, ADSTC designs and delivers end-to-end joint and combined training exercises using world-class simulations to enhance realism, stimulate command, control and communications, as well as distributed mission training for the ADF.