Cubic to provide virtual training systems to U.S. Army in Iraq, Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 22 Oct. 2007. The defense segment of Cubic Corp. has received in excess of $6.8 million to deliver its 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.

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 22 Oct. 2007. The defense segment of Cubic Corp. has received in excess of $6.8 million to deliver its 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.

EST 2000, validated by the U.S. Army Infantry School and the United States 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 realistic and robust simulated weapons.

Cubic will deliver the virtual training systems and services under contract to the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Also included in the order are enhancements to currently fielded EST 2000 systems.

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