Cubic to deliver Urban Operation Training capability to Canada

Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division was awarded a task authorization worth more than USD $27 million from Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Canada’s Department of National Defence to deliver Urban Operations Training capability into the Canadian Weapon Effects Simulation (CWES) environment. Under this task authorization, Cubic will equip Urban Operations sites at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown (CFB Gagetown) and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) Wainwright, to satisfy the force-on-force training capability requirements of the Canadian Army.

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A U.S. Marine with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division provides suppressive fire during Military Operations in Urban Terrain training. (Picture source: (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aaron Douds) )

“Cubic is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that deliver dynamic, effective training experiences to improve operational readiness and reduce training costs,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “Our solutions prepare warfighters to engage in the complex and constantly changing urban environment. We also help develop intuitive decision-making skills, so warfighters have the confidence to act appropriately and decisively. Once delivered, the Canadian system will be one of the most advanced Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) anywhere in the world.”

UOTS will track actions and events, collect and process UOTS training exercise data and control UOTS urban training devices. In addition, it will provide exercise control staff with the capability to evaluate the results of CWES exercises against objective Battle Task Standards, providing trainees with timely after action reviews specific to urban environments. Some of the unique capabilities include a high-fidelity, ultra-wideband tracking system; shoot-through-wall capability; special effects generators such as smoke, smell, aroma, light, sound as well as improvised explosive device and grenade simulators.

Cubic anticipates full acceptance of UOTS capability at CFB Gagetown in October 2019 and CMTC Wainwright in September 2020, to support Exercise Maple Resolve in 2021.