SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

September 17, 2009 07:00 ET

Cubic Announces New Use for Air Combat Training Technology: Precision Bomb Testing

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) - Cubic Defense Applications Inc., the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), announced a new application for its airborne instrumentation pods used during air combat training. Under a new contract, Cubic will furnish GPS-based airborne pods to The Boeing Company for use in flight-testing Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kits.

The Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) guidance kit is used to convert unguided free-fall bombs into precision guided "smart" weapons. Several international customers have purchased Boeing's JDAM equipment, creating a need for a deployable test and evaluation tool.

Cubic will develop an independent Time Space Position Information (TSPI) system as a truth source for fighter test aircraft. The TSPI system will initially be used in JDAM/aircraft integration efforts on the Republic of Korea Air Force's KF-16 and the Royal Saudi Air Force's F-15S, as well as other international JDAM integration programs. Cubic will adapt its current-generation airborne instrumentation pods for the TSPI system and add capability to its ground system hardware and software.

"Cubic's ACMI pods provide an off-the-shelf solution for the Testing & Evaluation market," commented Philip J. Fisch, senior director of business development for Cubic Defense Applications. "This is an impressive new use for our existing technology."

Cubic expects to complete deliveries by early 2010.

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. is part of Cubic Corporation's defense segment. Cubic 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 www.cubic.com.

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