Cubic gets $11 million training deal for RAAF

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Unread post27 Feb 2012, 20:10

Cubic gets $11 million training deal for RAAF F/A-18 E/Fs Greg Waldron 28 Feb 2012

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... fs-368806/

"Cubic Defense Applications has won an $11 million contract to provide its P5 tactical combat training system (P5TCTS) to the Royal Australian Air Force.

The system will be used to train pilots of Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet aircraft, Cubic said in a statement.

"This new system represents a step forward for the RAAF," said Michael Rodriguez, senior programme manager of air ranges.

"Australia currently operates a fourth-generation Cubic air combat training system at RAAF Base Williamtown for training on its F/A-18 Hornet aircraft," Rodriguez said.

"This new system will allow for interoperability with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that the RAAF is planning to purchase in the near future. All F-35s for Australia will be delivered with an onboard internal P5 airborne subsystem," he added.

Cubic's P5TCTS system comprises internal and external pods, software and ground systems. It is designed to provide realistic combat training for pilots."
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Unread post27 Feb 2012, 20:26

Geez it is old news...

Royal Australian Air Force Super Hornets to Receive New Air Combat Training System 02/14/2012

Cubic to deliver latest-generation training technology as part of a Foreign Military Sale

http://www.cubic.com/News/Press-Release ... ing-System

"SAN DIEGO, California – February 14, 2012 -- Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., a defense systems business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), has received a new contract valued at more than $11 million. Cubic and its principal subcontractor, DRS Training and Control Systems LLC, a unit of DRS Defense Solutions LLC, will provide the P5 Tactical Combat Training System (P5TCTS) to the Royal Australian Air Force for use in training F/A-18F Super Hornet crews.

“This new system represents a step forward for the RAAF,” said Michael Rodriguez, Senior Program Manager, Air Ranges. “Australia currently operates a fourth generation Cubic air combat training system at RAAF Base Williamtown for training on its F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. The RAAF decided to purchase the fifth generation P5TCTS for use on its newest F/A-18F aircraft operating at RAAF Base Amberley. This new system will allow for interoperability with the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft that the RAAF is planning to purchase in the near future. All F-35 Joint Strike Fighters for Australia will be delivered with an on-board, internal P5 airborne subsystem.”

P5TCTS for the Super Hornet will be delivered in late 2012 to RAAF Base Amberley near Brisbane, Queensland. Amberley was previously home to the RAAF’s F-111 aircraft, which were recently retired from service and were replaced with two squadrons of F/A-18F Super Hornets. The RAAF’s new P5TCTS will be very similar to the current U.S. Navy TCTS system and will include airborne instrumentation pods built by principal subcontractor DRS, transportable ground systems with live monitor, and portable ground subsystems, which includes Cubic’s Individual Combat Aircrew Display System (ICADS) software for debriefing. For this effort Cubic , has also been contracted to provide software and hardware to ensure that the legacy Cubic-developed Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) system operating at Williamtown will be able to “merge data” to allow for postmission debriefing between the Classic Hornet and Super Hornet aircrews.

Amberley squadrons will also receive live monitoring (LM) capability. The LM enables real-time monitor and uplink control of P5TCTS-podded aircraft via Cubic’s ground stations.


Cubic delivered Australia’s first rangeless, instrumented air combat training system to RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, in 2007. Cubic Defence Australia employees maintain the ACMI pods and ground stations there.

The contracting authority for the Foreign Military Sale is the Air Armament Command/EBYK (Range Instrumentation Systems Branch), Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Cubic has a number of previous international sales of P5CTS/TCTS. Additional sales are expected in the near future...."
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Unread post14 Jan 2014, 20:15

Some more rubric Cubics news:

Cubic To Equip F-35s With Air Combat Training System 14 Jan 2014
"Cubic Defense Systems has won a $18.3 million contract from Lockheed Martin to design and integrate its latest-generation air combat training system for the F-35 Lightning II.

Cubic is scheduled to deliver airborne instrumentation and ground station planning and debrief software systems as part of F-35 System Development. Cubic’s air combat training system will be deployed to several countries receiving the F-35 jets including the United States, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, and Norway.

“The F-35 Training Subsystem will be embedded and integrated in the aircraft as they roll off Lockheed Martin’s production line,” said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems.

“Our tradition of innovation continues as we deliver a solution that leverages our customers’ prior investments and continues to advance the effectiveness of training events.”

Cubic and its principal subcontractor, DRS Technologies, Inc., will use an embedded P5 solution as the baseline for the F-35 Internal Training Subsystem. Engineering work for the training systems will be performed in San Diego, California.

The contract is the first delivery of production units that will be deployed with the Block 3 F-35 stealth fighters."

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/9821/C ... tWKqJC4YkI
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