SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

June 10, 2008 07:00 ET

Cubic Gives Warfighters a Choice in Tactical Transceivers With New Mini RVT

Interoperates With Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Other Air and Ground Platforms

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - Cubic Defense Applications, the defense systems subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (AMEX: CUB), will unveil its new Mini RVT tactical transceiver at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned Systems North America 2008 conference starting today at the San Diego Convention Center.

Mini RVT offers warfighters an improvement over previous remote video terminals. It is the smallest multiband, net-centric ground data transceiver available with the capacity to receive real-time situational awareness, targeting and surveillance information and telemetry data from the manned and unmanned air platforms used in modern warfare, and then transmit voice, recorded video and still video images to other terminals for swift air/ground coordination. Mini RVT is also encryption-capable and interoperable with multiple Ethernet-capable control and display devices, including laptops, tablet and desktop computers as well as wrist-worn displays and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

Mini RVT features a man-portable configuration for dismounted soldiers, a vehicle mount for "on the move" operations and a static mount for tactical combat centers. It is also ideal for homeland security, border and maritime security operations where unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are used to support the mission.

Mini RVT operates across the UHF, L, C, S and Ku bands. The compact, brick-shaped transceiver weighs approximately 3.5 pounds and measures 80 cubic inches.

"Mini RVT is rugged and adaptable to all users, from dismounted soldiers at the squad level to command centers at the brigade level," said Robert Kalebaugh, director of the product line for Cubic's Communications & Electronics Business Unit. "Its small size, light weight and flexibility distinguish it from other brands on the market today. It can be used with a PDA or supercomputer, with a simple, lightweight omni antenna or a fully directional radio frequency (RF) tracking antenna."

The Mini RVT can process all known digital as well as analog video formats, and offers standard 256 bit commercial encryption. The transceiver's Ku band data rate is 200 Kbps to 45 Mbps and is CDL Spec. Rev G compliant.

Cubic representatives will be in Booth #1637 at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems show.

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 www.cubic.com.

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