Cubic Receives Contract to Provide EST 2000 Virtual Trainers to Jordan
Category: Defence Industry
Category: Defence Industry
SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 10, 2006 – The defense segment of Cubic Corporation (AMEX: CUB) has been awarded a delivery order to provide its Engagement Skills Trainer (EST 2000) virtual training system, simulated weapons and services to the Jordanian Armed Forces.
The U.S. government will manage the purchase under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
EST 2000 teaches marksmanship, squad-level collective defense and “shoot-don’t shoot” judgmental firing skills. The U.S. Army-certified system trains soldiers in the use of rifles, pistols and crew-served weapons.
“Cubic is extremely pleased to provide EST 2000 – the system of choice for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force – to the Jordanian Armed Forces,” said Terry Kohl, vice president and general manager of Cubic’s Simulation Systems Division. “EST 2000 will significantly improve Jordan’s small arms training capabilities at military bases and academic institutions throughout the country. It will also be used to develop future Jordanian infantry doctrine.”
Under the FMS delivery order, Cubic will provide the small arms trainer as well as simulated weapons, spares and in-country logistics support. The system is scheduled for delivery in early 2007.
“We are very appreciative of the confidence that the Jordanian Armed Forces, the Department of Training, and Department of Simulation have demonstrated by selecting the EST 2000 system. We look forward to a strong working relationship with this customer,” said Kohl.
To date, Cubic has delivered more than 600 EST 2000 systems to the U.S. Army, Air Force, Department of Energy and foreign militaries and governments. The systems are operational throughout the world, including the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Korea, Germany and Afghanistan. Additionally, EST 2000 Deployable Shelters have been deployed to Kuwait and Iraq to support sustainment training of U.S. troops and several Air Force bases.
The system allows trainees to shoot laser bullets at simulated enemies from weapons that have been modified for use on the EST 2000. The highly realistic scenarios, which are featured on a high-resolution three-screen display, include a wide range of environments in all weather and light conditions.
System enhancements include the Warrior Skills Trainer (WST) and the integration of EST 2000 into other live, virtual and constructive (L-V-C) simulation environments.
The WST upgrade expands the system’s capabilities to practice team or individual skills – either on foot or in a moving vehicle – which will help prepare soldiers to better cope with the weather conditions, convoy attacks and judgment issues that arise in today’s combat environments.