U.S. Army officers select Cubic virtual training systems for use in Iraq, Afghanistan

Officers at the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, Fla., needed a solution to help deployed military personnel train in a realistic virtual environment.

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Officers at the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, Fla., needed a solution to help deployed military personnel train in a realistic virtual environment.

They found their solution at the defense division of Cubic Corp. in San Diego, Calif. Cubic Corp. engineers won a contract in excess of $6.8 million to deliver the company’s Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST 2000) small arms training system and other defense-related products to U.S. Army installations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the Army National Guard.

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EST 2000, which has been validated by the U.S. Army Infantry School and the U.S. Air Force, teaches marksmanship skills, squad-level collective defense, and judgmental “shoot-don’t shoot” tactics. The system trains soldiers in the use of small arms, the 50-caliber M-2 machine gun, and the 40mm Mark-19 grenade launcher.

Cubic’s Simulation Systems Division, based in Orlando, produces and manufactures EST 2000, including its accompanying realistic and robust simulated weapons.

Cubic will deliver the virtual training systems and services under contract to the Army’s PEO STRI. The contract award also calls for enhancements to fielded EST 2000 systems.

For additional information, visit Cubic Corp. online at www.cubic.com.

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