Cubic wins contract to provide simulation services for the Royal Australian Navy
Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of San Diego, CA-based Cubic Corporation, announced on August 7 that Cubic Defence Australia has been selected as the primary contractor for the development and delivery of local and distributed simulation-enabled training events for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The four-year contract, valued at approximately USD $7.11 million or AUD $9 million, provides a wide range of simulation planning, technical support and professional interactors to enhance RAN’s multisite synthetic training events at the Navy Synthetic Warfighting Centre (NSWC).
The NSWC was recently established at the HMAS Watson Naval Base on Sydney Harbour. The NSWC will facilitate synthetic training events and focus on delivering local and distributed mission training activities in both land-based simulators and ships in an agile manner.
“We are proud to partner with the RAN in the ongoing development of the Navy Synthetic Warfighting Centre,” said Miles Macdonald, general manager Cubic Defence Australia. “We look forward to leveraging the expertise of our Australian simulation team and the best practices of our various global programs to aid the RAN in achieving world-leading capabilities for simulation-enabled individual and collective training.”
Cubic’s solutions and services are designed to further enhance warfighting capabilities and improve training for RAN crews and ships throughout their evolution cycle. In addition, Cubic’s contract will increase the potential of live, virtual and constructive training integration across the RAN. Supporting both individual and collective training, Cubic will design and deliver synthetic training events and networks involving a combination of dedicated simulators, which will be distributed to naval vessels.
In addition to its partnership with the RAN, Cubic is the incumbent Simulation Support Service contractor for the Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre (ADSTC), which supports joint collective training. Cubic also provides training as well as simulation systems and services to the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force.