Cubic tapped for F-35 combat training system

Jan. 14, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has tapped Cubic Defense Systems to design and integrate a combat training system for F-35 Lightning II aircraft.

The contract for first delivery of systems carries a value of $18.3 million.

Cubic Defense Systems said the award covers airborne instrumentation and ground station planning and debrief software systems as part of F-35 System Development. The system will be deployed to several countries receiving the F-35 jets, including the United States, Britain, Italy, Australia, and Norway.

"The F-35 training subsystem will be embedded and integrated in the aircraft as they roll off Lockheed Martin's production line," said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems. "Our tradition of innovation continues as we deliver a solution that leverages our customers' prior investments and continues to advance the effectiveness of training events."

Cubic and its principal subcontractor, DRS Technologies Inc., will use an embedded P5 solution as the baseline for the F-35 internal training subsystem.

The subsystems will be deployed with Block 3 production aircraft.

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