USAF to Complete P5 Combat Training System Security Update

Cubic will provide the P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) System Security Update (SSU) to allow warfighters to increase efficiency of their existing air combat training By DA Reporter / 08 Jun 2022
USAF to Complete P5 Combat Training System Security Update

Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) will provide the P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) System Security Update (SSU) under a new firm-fixed-price contract from the US Air Force.  

Cubic’s P5 SSU is a low-risk, flight-proven solution that features a National Security Agency (NSA)-certified Type 1 multilevel encryptor that enables or restricts the access and transfer of information between security domains on the P5CTS without modifying the current training Concept of Operations (CONOPS).

With P5 SSU, 4th Gen aircraft will eventually be capable of training securely with over 600 fielded 5th Gen F-35s equipped with encrypted P5 to protect the Techniques, Tactics and Procedures (TTPs) from enemy exploitation.

“Cubic’s current P5CTS/TCTS allows aircrew to train anywhere, anytime and capture live training truth data for post mission analysis and debriefing,” said Mike Knowles, president of Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions. “Cubic is honored to be selected as the prime contractor for P5 SSU. We look forward to delivering this critical air combat training upgrade to our warfighters.”

Cubic’s current P5CTS is the ACMI system used worldwide by over 20 countries. The P5 SSU will deliver in the next 18-24 months and provide encryption for a portion of the US P5 infrastructure with a form fit, field modified upgrade, and possible future FMS customer upgrades. This update will allow warfighters to increase the effectiveness of their current air combat training.

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