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U.S. Air Force renews Cubic's contract to operate Ripsaw Range in Northern Japan.

Cubic Worldwide Technical Services Inc., a subsidiary of San Diego-based Cubic Corp. (AMEX:CUB), has received a new contract to continue operating and maintaining the Ripsaw Electronic Warfare and Aircraft Live Fire Range in northern Japan.

U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the Japanese Self Defense Forces use the Ripsaw Range to train crews of F-16, C-130, F/A 18, P-3, F-1, F-2, F-4 aircraft in electronic warfare evasion tactics, bombing and gunnery skills. Cubic's Ripsaw team in Misawa, Japan, controls aircraft access to the range, keeps range equipment operating and provides range safety support. The team also provides daily maintenance and grooming of the range area, including building maintenance, road maintenance, vegetation control and target repair.

The new contract from the 35th Contracting Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, has a base period of six months plus seven one-year options, bringing the total contract amount if all options are exercised to just over $7 million. The new contract replaces a five-year, $5 million contract that Cubic won in 1998.

"Cubic provides the operational and range safety support necessary to help the U.S. military complete its mission of training the best to be the best," said Richard D. Koon, vice president and general manager of Cubic Worldwide Technical Services Inc. (CWTS), which is part of the Cubic Defense Applications group. "Cubic is extremely pleased the U.S. Air Force has been satisfied with our past performance over the preceding five years and chose to continue our positive teamwork operating and maintaining this range. I am proud and delighted to say this win is directly attributable to the great Cubic employees we have at Misawa."

The Cubic Defense Applications group, one of Cubic's two major segments, provides realistic combat training systems for military forces as well as simulation, force modernization, educational services, operations and maintenance and manufacturing services. The group also supplies products and systems for C4ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) applications, search and rescue avionics and radio communications for military and civil markets. The corporation's other major segment, Cubic Transportation Systems, designs and manufactures automatic fare collection systems for public mass transit authorities.
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