Cubic has successfully completed the first phase of a development of a manned / unmanned (M/UM), live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) deployable air range system for the US Air Force (USAF).
Cubic Global Defense is working in collaboration with the Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). It is developing an M/UM LVC range, which when complete will be the first planned unmanned aerial systems (UAS) range to combine LVC capabilities.
Cubic Global Defense president Bill Toti said: "This important completion of phase one is a testimony of the innovation and teamwork between Cubic, WRSI, and the AFRL.
"Not only will the project benefit the entire region, but also the US Department of Defense by creating invaluable research that is scalable and efficient in this new era for UAS."
The collaboration primarily aims to plan, develop and execute the M/UM LVC range to create a dynamic environment that simulates real-life scenarios, and provides a forum for in-depth research and testing requirements for the AFRL 711th Human Performance Wing (711 HPW).
In particular, the range is expected to provide unique LVC capabilities in regional and theatre training ranges in the greater Ohio region, and subsequently apply the knowledge gained to new and adjacent markets.
The US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine and the Human Systems Integration Directorate is made up of the Human Effectiveness Directorate, the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, and the Human Systems Integration Directorate. The 711 HPW focuses on advancing human performance in air, space and cyberspace through research, education and consultation.
Apart from expanding leading-edge LVC benefits to various industries, Cubic’s Wright Patterson Air Force Base operations is also involved in multiple air range projects dedicated to the safety and security for the soldier.