Cubic wins $21M FMS contract for virtual small arms training

System is named Engagement Skills Trainer 2000

Cubic Corp. has won a $21 million foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Engagement Skills Trainer 2000, a virtual small arms training system.

The system was built by Cubic Simulation Systems, and uses digital video projectors, high-definition screens, game-based computer graphics and ballistically accurate weapons for marksmanship, collective and escalation of force training.

The foreign customer was not revealed in the press release.

According to Cubic's website, the system is used by the U.S. Army and other customers. It is so sophisticated that a soldier can qualify as a marksman, sharpshooter or an expert because the high precision with which the system replicates small arms fire, according to the company.

Below is a video from the California National Guard using the system for its training.

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