Cubic receives award from Canada’s Department of National Defence

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of San Diego, CA-based Cubic Corporation, announced on April 20 that it was awarded a contract worth approximately $4.5 million ($6 million CDN) from the Government of Canada to upgrade National Defence’s Data Communications Network (DCN) and Exercise Control Centre (EXCON) for the Canadian Weapons Effect Simulation (CWES) system, in Wainwright, Alberta, Canada. Under the contract, Cubic will upgrade hardware and software associated with the DCN and EXCON, including replacement of the existing network and EXCON hardware. EXCON software will also be upgraded using the latest release of CATS Metrix software enhanced under the Urban Operations Training System (UOTS).

The CWES system, used by the Canadian Army at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) in Wainwright, permits force-on-force training in a manner that provides realistic simulation for the engagement effects of Direct-Fire WES and Area WES weapons. The current DCN and EXCON used at CMTC are obsolete and will be replaced with the upgraded system that aligns with new capabilities introduced under the UOTS project.

“The Cubic-led modernization of the Wainwright DCN/EXCON will ensure that a robust communication architecture is put in place to support current and future simulation training requirements at Canada’s premiere training facility,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “The overall live simulation training experience will be greatly enhanced, enabling performance-based training to meet the Canadian Armed Forces’ operational readiness standards now and into the future.”

Cubic anticipates completing all hardware and software upgrades by May 2018 to support Exercise Maple Resolve 2018, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event of the year.

Source: Cubic Corporation