SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

April 03, 2007 08:00 ET

Cubic Awarded Subcontract From SAIC to Support Fort Lewis Battle Command Training Center

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 3, 2007 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Agency has awarded a contract to Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI), which has selected the defense segment of Cubic Corporation (AMEX: CUB) as a subcontractor, to help operate and maintain the I Corps and Fort Lewis Battle Command Training Center (BCTC). The cost-plus-fixed-fee subcontract has a base period of performance of nine months, along with four one-year options, with a total estimated value of $19.9 million if SAIC exercises all options. The cost-plus-fixed-fee prime contract specifies the same period of performance, with a total estimated value of $39.8 million if the customer exercises all options.

Employees from Cubic's Training and Education Division, part of the company's Mission Support Business Unit, will deliver a full range of live, virtual and constructive simulation support, including planning, designing and building data bases, configuring facilities, and training soldiers to operate simulations.

The BCTC offers digital training to soldiers of all ranks, with network connectivity to military outposts throughout the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region. Launched in 2005, the BCTC is a model of how to most effectively and efficiently train units and soldiers deploying to war. It is recognized by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff and the I Corps Commander as an outstanding model for future BCTCs.

Cubic has supported the BCTC and its predecessor, the Battle Simulation Center, for 12 years, since 1995. The current award reflects the collaboration that Cubic and SAIC have enjoyed since teaming together under the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Operations, Planning, Training and Resource Support Services (OPTARSS) contract. The Cubic/SAIC team operates under the motto that a lesson learned in Iraq today is a training event tomorrow. The team supports soldiers with the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures captured through lessons learned.

Cubic's Mission Support Business Unit is part of Cubic Defense Applications (CDA), one of Cubic Corporation's two major segments. CDA 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.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jan Stevens
    Corporate Communications Manager
    Cubic Corporation
    Phone 858-505-2174
    Email jan.stevens@cubic.com