Cubic helps build South Korean combat training center

A new ground-combat training range capable of training units in action against each other in South Korea is the result of a collaboration between U.S.-based Cubic Corp. and four Korean firms.

Cubic Defense Applications, the defense segment of Cubic Corp., is part of a team led by SsangYong Information and Communications Corp. that equipped the center for large-scale, force-on-force training under a $20 million contract previously awarded by the Republic of Korea's Training and Doctorate Command.

Through its subcontract, Cubic developed the data communications network used to track individual players during combat training exercises. The network consists of radio-frequency player units that record and transmit player activities to one of five relay radio stations. The relay stations in turn transmit the data to a central computer that distributes the information to analyst workstations in the exercise control tower.

Working with subcontractor Hyundai J-Com, Cubic transferred the technology that allowed Hyundai to manufacture the network hardware. Another partner, Row Technology supplied laser-based combat training instrumentation used to record weapons actions, and DACOM Corp. constructed the new combat training center's buildings and towers.

Cubic of San Diego has about 5,700 workers and ranks No. 77 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list, which measures federal contracting revenue.

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

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