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Cubic Wins Orders for Air Combat Training Equipment

SAN DIEGO, CA --- Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation, has received more than $16 million in new orders this year for air combat training systems and spares. With these new bookings, Cubic has received more than $300 million under a 10-year contract for the P5 Combat Training System/Tactical Combat Training System (P5CTS/TCTS).

P5CTS/TCTS is the U.S. military program of record for live air combat training instrumentation. P5CTS/TCTS allows the U.S. Navy, Marines and Air Force to train together using a common platform, and also has the capability to allow U.S. aircrews to train with Coalition partners.

P5CTS/TCTS instrumentation pods are currently flying aboard A-10, F-5, F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. An embedded variant featuring an internal subsystem located within the aircraft is being developed for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.

The new bookings provide P5CTS/TCTS training equipment for three Air Force and three Navy bases, as well as system spares. Receiving equipment will be Eglin AFB, Florida; Eielson AFB, Alaska; Nellis AFB, Nevada; NAS China Lake, California; NAS Fallon, Nevada; and NAS Oceana, Virginia.

P5CTS/TCTS features easy-to-deploy components, advanced security features and real-time weapons simulations, weapons scoring and kill notifications. The standard package includes airborne instrumentation pods mounted to an aircraft to provide continuous and precise tracking of all players, along with ground-based communications equipment and debriefing systems. It provides the ability to record flight and aircrew performance data for postflight debriefs. Enhancements available include live-monitoring functions with the capability for instantaneous feedback from instructors. Most bases have selected this capability.

Over the past 35 years, Cubic has fielded state-of-the-art air combat training systems to dozens of U.S. and allied military bases. The P5CTS/TCTS system is now operational at many U.S. bases and is also being used for Singapore Air Force and Polish Air Force training.

A cooperative multi-service program, P5CTS/TCTS is contracted through the Range Instrumentation Systems Branch of the Test and Training Division at Eglin AFB. The Navy portion of the program is managed through PMA-205 at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland. DRS Training and Control Systems is Cubic's principal subcontractor for the P5CTS/TCTS program.


Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics.

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Cubic Books $16 Million in Orders for Air Combat Training Equipment