US: Cubic Applications, an operating company of the Mission Support Services business unit of Cubic Corporation has won a firm fixed price contract to operate the Korea Battle Simulation Center (KBSC) in providing battle simulation training support to the United States Forces Korea, the Eighth US Army and other US units and partner nations. Work will be performed in the Republic of Korea with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019. The KBSC provides theater-level, manual and computer-assisted training exercises in the Republic of Korea, Japan, and other locations around the world. The training includes battle simulation training, live virtual gaming capabilities, planning and coordination, and facilitation of the four Services, Joint and Combined exercises, particularly in conjunction with the Pacific Theater region.
The contract award further strengthens Cubic's role as a key global provider of training and staffing services for the US Department of Defense. The KBSC contract includes a six month base year and four one-year option years, and is estimated to have a value of up to USD 57 million with all options exercised. Cubic's Operations Support and Education Group (OSEG), based in Hampton, US, will lead Cubic in execution of its new KBSC contract starting late September 2014, providing a seamless continuity of service.
"Cubic is proud to continue more than two decades of dedicated service to the Korea Battle Simulation Center. We are looking forward to bringing new innovations to the KBSC during this new contract cycle. US forces can rely on Cubic to continue and expand in their mission of training our military personnel. We provide increased capability for US Army units to train more realistically while optimising training resources,” said Rich Bristow, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cubic OSEG.