Cubic Signs Area Weapon Effects Simulator Contract Extension

The Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES) system and its integrated Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) system simulates large-scale force-on-force combat exercises, including the effects of direct fire and mortar fire By Joseph Macey / 20 Apr 2023
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Cubic Defence UK, operating as part of Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS), has been awarded a contract extension to continue support of British Army training.

The contract entails supporting and repairing the Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES) system at Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) and for select overseas deployment as required.

The extension will allow Cubic to continue delivering combined arms maneuver training from the sub-unit to battalion level and permit a flexible delivery model that allows the British Army to deliver its training wherever it is required.

According to Cubic, the contract also solidifies its market position in the UK at the early stages of the Collective Training Transformation Program (CTTP), which will radically transform the training experience in the UK over the next few years by enhancing soldier training through strategic immersion in cutting edge technologies.

“Our longstanding partnership with the British Army is of the utmost value. We are pleased to be continuing our training support,” said Mark Graper, Vice President of CMPS Global Solutions. “The contract ensures that we can build on the foundation of the work we’ve already accomplished together as we continue to advance the British Ministry of Defence training experience and standard through flexible, globally deployable technology interoperable with other simulations.”

AWES and its integrated Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) system simulates large-scale force-on-force combat exercises, including the effects of direct fire, artillery, mortar fire, mines and air-delivered munitions, as well as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

Cubic developed and installed the AWES system under a contract awarded in 1998, and installation work was completed at the 150-square mile SPTA in late 2002.

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