US: Cubic has secured two contracts to supply additional tactical vehicle systems (TVS) and Instrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System individual weapon systems (I-MILES IWS) to the US Army. Valued at USD 51 million, the contracts were awarded by the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), as part of the USD 4.3 billion US Department of Defense reprogramming package presented to Congress for critically needed defence equipment and services.
According to the company's press release, 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 (IWS), equips Army wheel vehicles and other tactical vehicles with lasers, sensors and electronics used during force-on-force combat training exercises. It employs Cubic’s wireless MILES technology to provide real-time casualty assessment necessary for MILES tactical engagement training in direct-fire instrumented training scenarios. It delivers superior performance because of its weapon simulation and casualty assessment accuracy for vehicles and fixed structures.