Cubic to provide C2 capabilities to New Zealand
Cubic Corporation of San Diego, CA announced on April 15 that its Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS) business division was awarded a contract from the New Zealand Ministry of Defence to deliver Command and Control (C2) capabilities to support the Network Enabled Army (NEA) program’s Tactical Network (TNet) project. The NEA program is a transformational program to be delivered in four tranches over 12 years and will benefit the New Zealand Army’s Land Forces and Special Operations Forces.
The TNet contract is a framework agreement allowing multiple awards over the life of the contract to address current, emerging and future requirements through support of the four tranches. For the initial work scope, Cubic will provide scalable and deployable command post computing solutions based on its DTECH M3-SE and M3X product lines. The combination of these solutions allows reliable and scalable hyper-enabled operations up and down all echelons of command. Future efforts will include delivery and support of additional hardware as well as technology insertion to provide improved performance while reducing weight and power requirements.
“We’re very pleased to support the NEA program’s TNet project with our scalable command post solutions,” said Mike Barthlow, vice president and general manager, Rugged IoT Solutions. “Our continued investment in rugged high-capacity computing, memory and storage enables mission specific modularity and communications interoperability without sacrificing flexibility or reliability. Our number one goal is to ultimately ensure mission success for our customers in the most difficult environments.”
“As a leader in expeditionary C4ISR, the TNet project builds upon the success of the delivery of our GATR satellite terminals for the NEA program,” said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions. “With our innovative and comprehensive C4ISR capabilities, we are confident in delivering a sustainable and integrated system that will meet the demands of the modern operating environment.”
Capabilities delivered through the NEA program will support C4ISR and electronic warfare responses within the land tactical and operating arenas, helping to ensure the NZDF can continue to participate in joint, interagency and multinational operations. Additionally, it will ensure NZDF’s forces are able to continue support for future deployments in the South Pacific.