SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 31, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Cubic Corporation's (CUB), San Diego-based Cubic Defense Systems announced today it was awarded a contract in excess of $10 million from the U.S. Marine Corps to supply weapon instrumentation that will integrate into the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System (I-TESS II).
Cubic will support the design, development, integration, ruggedized prototype, testing and effectiveness evaluation of enhancements to the squad immersive training environment (SITE) and the integration with I-TESS II.
I-TESS II is a fully integrated ground combat training system based on the company's latest laser-based wireless instrumentation products. The system is used in military operations in urban terrain facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations.
"This system will provide the U.S. Marine Corps an exceptional training environment using proven components," said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems. "Our enhancements address current training proficiency and readiness gaps at the squad-level and will be used to support both direct force-on-force and force-on-target tactical engagement training. We are proud to support our Marines with this more sophisticated and realistic training experience."
Engineering work for the training systems will be performed in San Diego, Calif. and is expected to be completed by 2017.
About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Transportation Systems, Defense Systems, and Mission Support Services. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at http://www.cubic.com.
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