SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

August 18, 2010 07:00 ET

Cubic Awarded Follow-On Predeployment Training Contract for Active-Duty Navy Personnel and Army Reservists

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2010) -  Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced that its Mission Support Services segment has been awarded a two-year follow-on task order worth more than $5.5 million to prepare active-duty Navy personnel and Army reservists for deployment at the McCrady Training Center on Fort Jackson, an Army base in South Carolina.

Task Force Marshall (TFM) is headquartered at the McCrady Training Center. Their mission is providing Army basic-skills refresher training to active-duty Navy personnel being deployed to support Joint/Army units and to screen, process, and mobilize Individual Ready Reserve soldiers about to be deployed. TFM supports Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN), a program designed to ensure a steady supply of trained and ready combat units.

In 2005, Task Force Marshall began training Navy personnel for deployment with Army units in Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations overseas. Most of the sailors have no Army training, such as land navigation and firing an M-16.

"Our personnel process and prepare them with the basic skills necessary to be integrated more quickly into Joint/Army Units," said Don Laney, Business Unit Director at Georgia-based Omega Training Group, Inc., part of Cubic's Mission Support Services business.

Cubic won an initial task order in June 2008 for support services at Fort Jackson. The new two-year task order began July 1.

Since award of the initial task order in 2008, Laney said, "We have provided support and training for more than 4,800 Soldiers and 14,500 Sailors readying for deployment."

Services include Soldier Readiness Preparation and training, which includes individual and crew-serve weapon systems, first aid, communications, IED, VBIED and convoy operations training. Additional support provided includes Battalion S1 and S4 augmentation, transportation and motor pool support, ammunition storage and issue, and storage accountability, issue and repair of weapons.

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, cyber technologies, asset tracking solutions, and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at

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