Source : Military Simulation & Training Magazine
The Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Global Defense (CGD) division won a $27 million task authorization to deliver Urban Operations Training capability into the Canadian Weapon Effects Simulation (CWES) environment. Cubic will equip Urban Operations sites at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) Wainwright, to meet the Canandian Army’s force-on-force training capability requirements.
“Cubic is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that deliver dynamic, effective training experiences to improve operational readiness and reduce training costs,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “Our solutions prepare warfighters to engage in the complex and constantly changing urban environment. We also help develop intuitive decision-making skills, so warfighters have the confidence to act appropriately and decisively. Once delivered, the Canadian system will be one of the most advanced Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) anywhere in the world.”
The Canadian Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) will track actions and events, collect and process UOTS training exercise data and control UOTS urban training devices. It will also give exercise control staff the ability to evaluate the results of CWES exercises against objective Battle Task Standards — providing trainees with timely after-action reviews specific to urban environments. The UOTS include a high-fidelity, ultra-wideband tracking system; shoot-through-wall capability; special effects generators such as smoke, smell, aroma, light, sound as well as improvised explosive device and grenade simulators.
Cubic anticipates full acceptance of UOTS capability at CFB Gagetown in October 2019 and CMTC Wainwright in September 2020, to support Exercise Maple Resolve in 2021.
Reprinted from MS&T Online 2017-2018 with permission of MS&T Magazine. Copyright 2017-2018. All rights reserved.