SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

April 30, 2008 07:00 ET

Cubic Receives Contract From Boeing to Help Develop 10 Gbps Data Link

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Cubic Defense Applications, the defense segment of Cubic Corporation (AMEX: CUB), has received a three-year research and development contract from Boeing Phantom Works, Boeing's advanced research and technology organization, to supply products and services for the development of a new 10 Gbps data link capable of transferring very high bandwidth data from air and space sensors to ground stations.

Current tactical data link systems allow real-time transfer of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information from air to ground terminals at data rates of up to 274 Mbps. Cubic will modify its current Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) receiver and transmitter to create command and control hardware for the uplink portion of the RF Adaptive Persistent ISR Data (RAPID) link. Cubic will also provide trade studies to support Boeing's development of the 10 Gbps downlink, the data link's air and space-based component. Boeing's RAPID data link system is slated for delivery in 2010, following ground and flight tests and demonstration.

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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