Marine Corps re-ups Cubic for simulation training

Cubic Corp. has won an $82 million contract from the Marine Corps to provide computer-based training support, the company announced June 16. (Click to link to news release)

The contract expands on a five-year contract the San Diego-based company has supporting the Marine Air Ground Task Force staff training program.

Under the new contract, Cubic will provide research, analysis, planning and execution of realistic, computer-based simulation training for senior-level Marine Corps commanders and their battle staffs at bases in California, Hawaii, North Carolina, Virginia and Okinawa.

At the Marine camp at Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., the company assists with live, constructive and virtual training, while focusing primarily on computer-based, constructive simulation exercises at the other sites.

Cubic provides technical assistance in preparing the scenarios, computer hardware, software and databases for the Marine Corps. These simulation exercises help Marine units integrate and test command and control and staff procedures used in combat.

Cubic's new contract will continue to support the staff training program, and also will support the Combined Arms Staff Trainer. Cubic also will support dedicated simulation and training centers at the I, II and III Marine Expeditionary Forces and the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Center at existing sites, as well as the Expeditionary Warfare Training Group PAC at Coronado, Calif.

In addition, the company will support Joint Forces Command experimental training activities involving Marine Corps and other Department of Defense units.

Cubic is a provider of combat training for military forces and automatic fare-collection systems for public mass transit authorities. The company has about 4,500 employees and annual sales of $559 million, according to Hoover's Online of Austin, Texas.

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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.

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