Cubic takes home attack readiness software deal

In preparation for an enemy attack against the United States using chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons, the U.S. military will rely on Cubic Corp. for the software to help plan its response.

Cubic of San Diego won a three-year, $24 million contract from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command to develop, test and support new software to help the military prepare for such attacks. The contract falls under the Joint Operational Effects Federation program.

Once complete, the Defense Department and all branches of the military will use the tool to assess and plan for threats to air, land and sea operations, according to Cubic.

Cubic personnel in Kingstowne, Va., and San Diego will work with the DOD and all in-theater combat commands to determine user requirements. Cubic is expected to deliver a base set of networked, collaborative modeling, analysis and workflow management tools during the program's first two years.

The tools will help DOD and other users assess chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear impacts from an opposing military force, allowing planners to coordinate logistical support to prepare for threats.

Currently the planning process ahead of attacks is based on the subjective judgments of each military service.

Cubic's new software will offer modeling and simulation tools to improve analysis, and help standardize the planning process across all armed forces. The software eventually might be integrated into computer-based simulations used for training combat forces.

Cubic's Threat Technologies Division is part of the Mission Support Business Unit of the Cubic Defense Applications Group.

Cubic Corp., which has 5,950 employees and annual revenue of $722 million in fiscal 2004, ranks No. 77 on Washington Technology's 2005 Top 100 list of federal prime contractors.

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