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Cubic Awarded Laser Combat Contract

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SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 -- Cubic Defense Applications, Cubic Corp.'s defense segment, has received a contract for approximately $5.2 million to provide its laser-based combat training system for use in facility protection and counterterrorism training exercises.

"Cubic has been working with the US Air Force for some time to provide a laser-based combat training system that allows their security forces to engage in high-fidelity training involving small arms," said Jeff King, program manager for Cubic's multiple integrated laser engagement system (MILES). "This new contract is a continuation of those efforts."

The MILES system for small arms consists of laser transmitters that are mounted on weapons, helmets and vests equipped with laser detectors, and controller devices that allow data transfer for review. Participants in training exercises use the weapon-mounted laser transmitters to fire eye-safe laser pulses during simulated battles.

Under the new contract, Cubic's MILES is scheduled for delivery in summer 2003 to Kunsan Air Base in Korea; Kadena, Misawa, Osan and Yokota Air Bases in Japan; Anderson Air Force Base in Guam; and Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany. Cubic equipment will also be shipped during that period to these US installations: Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, Eielson AFB in Alaska, Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, Camp Bullis in Texas, Hill AFB in Utah, McGuire AFB in New Jersey, USAF security police at various locations, the Army post at Fort Lewis, Wash., and one DOE site.

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Dec 2002
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