Cubic awarded follow-on contract to provide air advisor training at US Air Force Expeditionary Center
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of San Diego, CA-based Cubic Corporation, announced on July 18 a $6.2 million follow-on award from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Expeditionary Center to support its Advisor Academic Services located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Team Cubic, composed of three industry partners: Language Directions, LLC; Marton Technologies, Inc.; and Fae Vectus, LLC, will continue to collectively provide classroom and scenario-based training on core skills applicable to all Air Advisors. The USAF Expeditionary Center is the Air Force’s Center of Excellence for advanced mobility and expeditionary combat support training and prepares Air Advisors and other airmen to work with partner nations facing multi-faceted peacetime and wartime operations.
Under the contract, Team Cubic will offer various types of education and training requirements organized into two pillars: Core Knowledge; and Language, Region and Culture (LRC). These forms of instruction are necessary to provide a solid foundation for Air Advisors, who work with partner nations in support of Combatant Commands (CCMDs), their respective Air Components, Headquarters Air Force (HAF) and Major Commands (MAJCOMs).
“Recent turmoil in different regions of the world highlights the need for qualified, competent and well-trained warfighters with various competencies during expeditionary combat,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “Cubic will continue to strengthen our working relationship with the USAF Expeditionary Center as we provide responsive and effective training that prepares Air Advisors to operate in complex and uncertain combat environments.”
Cubic is the incumbent contractor currently providing Air Advisor Academic instructors and role players to the USAF Expeditionary Center. The follow-on contract will begin in October 2016.