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US Army Orders Training Support Systems from Cubic
Cubic secured two contracts to supply additional tactical vehicle systems (TVS) and Istrumentable Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System Individual Weapon Systems (I-MILES IWS) to the US Army. I-MILES IWS uses laser emitters that attach to military weapons and on-body sensors to replicate combat scenarios and record data for after-action reviews.
The contracts, worth $51 million, were awarded by the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), as part of the $4.3 billion US Department of Defense reprogramming package presented to Congress for critically needed defense equipment and services.
The systems provide significant improvements to the quality and realism of home-station training. A vehicular adaptation of Cubic's man-worn IWS 2, I-MILES TVS is designed to provide direct-fire, force-on-force and force-on-target collective training to soldiers at home-stations and maneuver-combat training centers.
The tactical-engagement simulation system equips army wheel vehicles and other tactical vehicles with lasers, sensors and electronics that are used during force-on-force combat training exercises and features Cubic's wireless MILES technology to provide real-time casualty assessment for MILES tactical engagement training in direct-fire instrumented training scenarios.