Cubic Wins United States Marine Corps Contract for Next-Generation Laser-based
Tactical Training System
Cubic will provide an immersive training capacity that replicates the stresses
and threats of actual combat. The order will replace older generation systems
at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va.
SAN DIEGO, June 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cubic Defense
Applications, the defense systems business unit of Cubic Corporation
(NYSE:CUB), announced today it has been awarded an additional delivery order
by the United States Marine Corps to provide an advanced Instrumented-Tactical
Engagement Simulation System (I-TESS) II. Cubic will provide an immersive
training capacity that replicates the stresses and threats of actual combat.
The order will replace older generation systems at the Marine Corps base in
The I-TESS II system consists of a small-arms transmitter, which can be used
with automatic weapons, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and AT4 rocket
launchers. There also is a man-worn detection system, audio and visual effects
to simulate hand grenades, and tracking and engagement gear for vehicles and
The system's GPS and radio system provides real-time tracking of individuals
and vehicles, in both indoor and outdoor conditions. The data is collected and
briefed to the marine as an objective based after-action review.
"Cubic is committed to providing the highest quality and most effective
training experience possible. We are very pleased to provide the United States
Marine Corps with an immersive, safe environment to prepare our military's men
and women for combat," said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense
Applications, Inc. "Our system expands on existing training technology by
offering a new battlefield effects simulation interface module to replicate
the effects of improvised explosive devices. Our technology also includes
lighter weight wireless detection systems for laser weapons fire against
Marines, vehicles and structures, which tells marines that they have been hit
and the extent of the damage."
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments:
Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic
Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems,
cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission
Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance,
technical and other support services to the U.S. and allied nations. Cubic
Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare
collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more
information about Cubic, see the company's web site at http://www.cubic.com.
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