Canadian government taps Cubic to deliver Urban Operations Training Systems capabilitiesNews
August 21, 2018
SAN DIEGO. The Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division at Cubic Corp. received a task authorization worth approximately $27 million from the Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on behalf of Canada?s Department of National Defence to deliver Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) capabilities into the Canadian Weapon Effects Simulation (CWES) environment.
Under this task authorization, Cubic will equip Urban Operations sites at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown (CFB Gagetown) and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) Wainwright, to satisfy the force-on-force training capability requirements of the Canadian army.
UOTS will track actions and events, collect and process UOTS training exercise data and control UOTS urban training devices. In addition, it will provide exercise control staff with the capability to evaluate the results of CWES exercises against objective Battle Task Standards, providing trainees with timely after action reviews specific to urban environments. Some of the capabilities 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.