Cubic Global Defense, a San Diego, CA-based business of Cubic Corporation announced on April 2 that it has finished the first phase of a Manned/ Unmanned (M/UM), Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) Deployable Air Range System. The system’s range is built in partnership with the Wright State Research Institute (WSRI) and the U.S. Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). Once complete, it will be the first planned Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) range to combine LVC capabilities.
The primary goal of the collaboration will be to plan, develop and execute the M/UM LVC range to create a dynamic environment that simulates real-life scenarios, and provides a forum for in-depth research and testing requirements for the AFRL 711th Human Performance Wing, a world leader in the study and advancement of human performance. The intent of the M/UM LVC range is to provide unique LVC capabilities in regional and theater training ranges in the greater Ohio region, and then apply the knowledge gained to new and adjacent markets.
“This important completion of phase one is a testimony of the innovation and teamwork between Cubic, WRSI and the AFRL. Not only will the project benefit the entire region, but also the U.S. Department of Defense by creating invaluable research that is scalable and efficient in this new era for UAS,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense.
Cubic’s Wright Patterson Air Force Base operations is involved in multiple air range projects dedicated to the safety and security for the warfighter, as well as expanding leading-edge LVC benefits to various industries.
Source: Cubic Corp