SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

October 03, 2007 07:00 ET

Cubic Awarded $6.8 Million for Virtual Small Arms Training Systems to Enhance U.S. Military Proficiency in Iraq and Afghanistan

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 3, 2007) - The defense segment of Cubic Corporation (AMEX: CUB) has received in excess of $6.8 million to deliver its Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST 2000) small arms training system and other defense-related products to U.S. Army installations in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as to the Army National Guard.

EST 2000, validated by the U.S. Army Infantry School and the United States Air Force, teaches marksmanship skills, squad-level collective defense, and judgmental "shoot-don't shoot" tactics. The system trains Soldiers in the use of small arms, the 50-caliber M-2 machine gun and the 40mm Mark-19 grenade launcher. Cubic's Simulation Systems Division, based in Orlando, produces and manufactures EST 2000, including its realistic and robust simulated weapons.

"Cubic and our customers work closely to ensure that relevant, timely training is provided to our armed forces," said Terry Kohl, vice president and general manager of the division. "This award will allow Soldiers who have trained on EST 2000 in the United States to maintain their proficiency in Afghanistan and Iraq."

Cubic will deliver the virtual training systems and services under contract to the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation and Training Instrumentation (PEO STRI). Also included in the order are enhancements to currently fielded EST 2000 systems.

Cubic has fielded more than 1,000 EST 2000 systems and over 6,000 simulated weapons to installations throughout the world, including the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Korea, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.

Cubic Defense Applications (CDA), one of Cubic Corporation's major segments, is a world leader in realistic combat training systems, mission support services and defense electronics. The corporation's other major segment, Cubic Transportation Systems, designs and manufactures automatic fare collection systems for public mass transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's website at

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