SAN DIEGO, 27 March 2006. Cubic Corporation's defense division has received a three-year, $24 million contract from the U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) to develop software tools to help the U.S. military prepare for enemy attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons.
Cubic will design, develop, test, and support the fielding of the new software applications as prime contractor for the Joint Operational Effects Federation (JOEF) program. The Department of Defense (DOD) and all branches of the U.S. armed forces reportedly will use the JOEF tools to assess and plan for CBRN threats to U.S. military air, land, and sea operations.
Cubic is expected to deliver a base set of networked, collaborative modeling, analysis, and workflow management tools during the first two years of the program.
In addition to military operations, the JOEF software could eventually be used in computer-based simulations used for training combat forces.
The Threat Technologies Division is part of the Mission Support Business Unit of the Cubic Defense Applications Group (CDA), one of Cubic Corporation's two major segments.