Latvia: Cubic has won a contract to supply its multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES) individual weapon system (IWS) to the Latvian Army. The USD 1.2 million foreign military sale (FMS) contract from the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) comprises of an initial capability for the MILES tactical vehicle systems (TVS), as well as follow-on logistics support services.
MILES TVS equips High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and other tactical vehicles with lasers, sensors and electronics used during force-on-force combat training exercises. MILES TVS uses Cubic’s wireless technology to provide real-time casualty assessment for MILES tactical engagement training in direct-fire instrumented training scenarios. According to the company’s press release, Cubic’s MILES IWS is the US Army’s latest generation tactical engagement simulation system. The system offers more effective training by saving time on setup and calibration so soldiers may spend more time on tactics. MILES IWS requires less time to attach a Small Arms Transmitter (SAT) and align a weapon than previous versions, and maintains alignment during an entire exercise.