US: Cubic Corporation has won a contract valued at more than USD 65 million for two Combat Training Centers (CTCs) from an undisclosed Middle East Army customer to include US Army versions of I-MILES Tactical Vehicle System (I-MILES TVS), Instrumented-Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems (I-MILES IWS) and the TVS adapter kit to enable simulation of combat vehicles. The solutions will enhance the training capability by providing state-of-the art Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) systems, an advanced data collection system for video, voice and other training data that is not currently available in the region.
According to a spokesperson from Cubic, CTC solutions enable commanders and soldiers to rehearse combat skills and tactics, and learn safely in a live battlefield setting. These devices are used during live force-on-force training, and provide the critical real-time digital, audio and video data feedback for forces to achieve and sustain mission readiness. Cubic’s MILES solutions enable small and large group training from a custom squadron to a battalion. The systems are also believed to be compatible with legacy equipment, ensuring previous investments are preserved and long term cost of ownership is lowered. I-MILES IWS uses laser emitters that attach to military weapons and on-body sensors to replicate combat and records data for later review. I-MILES TVS, the vehicular adaptation of Cubic’s man-worn Individual Weapons System, equip tactical vehicles with lasers, sensors and electronics. The I-MILES TVS solution will also include Cubic’s ‘Shooter’ CVS kit to enable superior weapon simulation and casualty assessment accuracy for vehicles and fixed structure.