August 08, 2014 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: Cubic Corp.; issued August 06, 2014)
Cubic Awarded Major New Contract to Supply Army Mobile Instrumented Training System
SAN DIEGO, Calif. –-– Cubic Corporation announced today that it was competitively selected to supply the Army Mobile Instrumented Training System (AMITS) for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI).
The initial award is valued at $12.5 million, and the contract, if fully funded, has a potential value in excess of $200 million. The five-year contract covers a base year and four option years.
“Cubic is proud to provide AMITS training equipment to the U.S. Army. This next-generation Homestation Instrumentation Training System (HITS) capability provides the Army with usability enhancements that increase the effectiveness of Homestation Training,” said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems. “AMITS incorporates automation and ease-of-use features such as intuitive applications and game-based virtual instruction that stimulate user engagement, remove complexity, reduce setup time, and minimize operational and sustainment costs, which translate into increased time available for tactical training.”
Under the new contract, Cubic will provide a mobile Training Command Center (TCC) and Mobile Network Nodes (MNNs) as well as instrumentation radios for soldiers and vehicles. AMITS provides a Force-on-Force (FOF) training experience where data is collected, recorded, and used to observe unit performance, monitor safety, teach doctrine, and provide feedback to units through formal After Action Reviews (AARs). The communications architecture supports greater speed, scalability, and improved reliability and coverage for tracking live players.
Cubic’s solution draws from its extensive experience integrating and fielding instrumented live combat training systems worldwide. The system is a powerful enabler for the commanders at all levels, battalion and below, to train soldiers. AMITS supports the soldiers’ ability to train, contributes to their units’ readiness, and ultimately their combat effectiveness.
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations.