Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), will present exciting new immersive training technologies at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) from December 3-6 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
“Cubic is listening and responding to customer requirements for effective and efficient training products,” said Brad Feldmann, President of Cubic Defense Applications. “We are dedicated to reducing size, weight and power requirements and exploring new ways to save operations and maintenance costs as well as transportation costs during deployment. Also, for the first time, Cubic is proposing cyber solutions that offer secure transfer of classified data and video during both training and real-world missions.”
As examples of effective and efficient products with low SWAP, Cubic will highlight its latest live engagement simulation systems: the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapons System (MILES IWS) and Instrumentable MILES Tactical Vehicle System (I-MILES TVS) for the U.S. Army; along with the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System (I-TESS II) for the U.S. Marine Corps. I-TESS II is also being evaluated for use in U.S. Navy training.
Cubic is demonstrating a real-time scenario of the Littoral Combat Ship Variant. Using the high-fidelity graphics capability of CryEngine3, the user will be able to walk in anEngagement Skills Trainer-type virtual environment and experience the LCS-1 as it deploys a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) under mission conditions into the open ocean. Dynamic lighting, surface textures, water, and physics are all on display during this demonstration. The demo represents a snapshot of the immersive training simulations possible for the entire Littoral Combat System.
Cubic will conduct tours of its popular Immersive Training Environment (ITE), which provides a 360-degree training experience within a virtual dome. The ITE was recently configured for Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) training with injects of virtual F-16 and A-10 aircraft. It is a joint effort of Cubic, SDS International and Nova Technologies that incorporates products that are certified or in use by the U.S Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
Cubic will also demonstrate the Mission Rehearsal Planning System (MRPS), a virtual sandtable system featuring “touch screen” immersive technologies and highly detailed 3D terrain. MRPS is driven by a low overhead constructive simulation that can make “on the fly” changes to missions for the most up to date training possible. Cubic will show two configurations of this technology: MRPS Lite, designed for use in Tactical Operations Centers, and MRPS Tactical, for use in forward locations.
The Mission Rehearsal Planning System can be networked with accredited cross-domain transfer appliances from Cubic Cyber Solutions to enable secure transfer of classified data during multi-level training and mission rehearsal exercises. Cubic’s XDS Guard version 1.0 (XD-1000) and version 1.1 (XD-10G) are currently listed on the Unified Cross-Domain Management Office (UCDMO) Cross Domain inventory.