U.K. Selects Cubic-ICE Team for Attack Helicopter Training System.Business Editors
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The team of Cubic Defense Systems Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp. (AMEX AMEX
See: American Stock Exchange :CUB), and Inter-Coastal Electronics (ICE) of Mesa, Ariz. has been selected by GKN GKN Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds (British global engineering company)
GKN Global Knowledge Network
GKN Gemeenschappelijke Kernenergiecentrale Nederland
GKN Global Korean Network
GKN Iks Gorkon (Star Trek novel Series) Westland Helicopters Ltd. and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to supply an attack helicopter A helicopter specifically designed to employ various weapons to attack and destroy enemy targets. Collective Training System (CTS (1) (Clear To Send) The RS-232 signal sent from the receiving station to the transmitting station that indicates it is ready to accept data. Contrast with RTS.
(2) (Common Type System) The data typing used in . ).
The combat helicopter training system will be the first of its kind outside of the U.S. and represents the potential for future global business for the U.S. team.
The system will provide training for British Army The British Army is the land armed forces branch of the British Armed Forces. It came into being with unification of the governments and armed forces of England and Scotland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain in 1707. helicopter crews of the WAH-64 Attack Helicopter. The $3.2 million contract covers system engineering and integration of electronics and software, testing, data, and logistics support for the collective training system. The award means the Cubic-ICE team will provide the first phase of a high-fidelity combat training system for use at home station locations within the U.K.
The system provides exercise control and after-action reviews for live training missions in which targeting and weapons events are simulated, allowing realistic training against target suites. The system is designed to be expandable to allow for U.K. tactical engagement simulation A Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) is a training system for using weapons. Laser transmitters are used instead of bullets, larger rounds, or shorter-range guided weapons such as anti-tank missiles. interoperability enhancements to satisfy combined arms Combined arms is an approach to warfare which seeks to integrate different arms of a military to achieve mutually complementary effects.
Though the lower-echelon units of a combined arms team may be of homogeneous types, a balanced mixture of such units are combined into an collective training objectives.
&uot;The experience, capability and products of the Cubic-ICE team provide the simulation training fidelity and flexibility, interoperability to support collective training objectives, and the lowest possible technical and schedule risk,&uot; said Bruce Roberts Bruce Roberts (born May 30, 1962) was a Zambian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.
Roberts started his career with Transvaal and Transvaal B, before moving to England, to play for Derbyshire. , president, Cubic Defense Systems. &uot;With increased emphasis everywhere on digital and automated combat simulation systems integration, this contract positions the Cubic-ICE team to capture similar business around the world,&uot; he added.
Three years ago, the Ministry of Defence selected Cubic and its British partners as the preferred supplier of a contract in excess of $100 million to build two Area Weapons Effect Simulator (AWES) combat training systems for the British Army.
&uot;The integration of Cubic-ICE's system with AWES will provide the U.K. with the most sophisticated combined arms training capability in the world today,&uot; Roberts said.
Cubic Defense Systems is the world leader in the design, manufacture and installation of instrumented air and ground training ranges. The company has successfully delivered more instrumented combat training systems of comparable or greater complexity to the CTS than any other company in the world.
ICE is a world leader in Apache systems APACHE system
Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation system; a scoring system for assessing severity of disease, used in humans and adapted for use in dogs. integration and training instrumentation. ICE training products, in use by the 21st Cavalry, Ft. Hood, Texas, represent the industry standard for combat helicopter home station simulation training.