CGD and partners to research and develop new training methodologies for USAF

9 May 2016 (Last Updated May 9th, 2016 18:30)

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has secured a $200m contract from the US Air Force (USAF) research laboratory (AFRL) for warfighter readiness and training research.

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has secured a $200m contract from the US Air Force (USAF) research laboratory (AFRL) for warfighter readiness and training research.

The consortium, led by L-3 Communications' simulation and training division also involves Ball Aerospace and Leidos.

The five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will see the partners developing technology to create wide-spectrum readiness capabilities that are architecture, network and domain agnostic.

"As part of our NextTraining strategy, Cubic is focused on raising mission readiness and optimising human performance for our customers to enable the most effective and efficient training methods."

The team will also create and validate an interoperable, secure training toolset to increase training fidelity; enable comprehensive cross-mission, performance-based debriefs; and reduce training / exercise overhead for the USAF.

CGD president Bill Toti said: "We look forward to working with AFRL researchers and our industry partners within the warfighter readiness research division contractor team to find and deliver the knowledge and skills our warfighters need to dominate their operating environment.

"As part of our NextTraining strategy, Cubic is focused on raising mission readiness and optimising human performance for our customers to enable the most effective and efficient training methods."

Expected to be completed by January 2023, work under the contract will be carried out at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, US.

Meanwhile, the company is presenting its training and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) products and capabilities at Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) being held in Amman, Jordan.

Cubic is showcasing C4ISR products and solutions, including technologies from the company's newly acquired subsidiaries DTECH Labs (DTECH), GATR Technologies (GATR) and TeraLogics.

The products being displayed at SOFEX include TeraLogics' cloud-based Unified Video streaming software, GATR's ultra-portable antenna technology and Cubic's US Army tactical vehicle system (TVS) miles kit.