SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

September 10, 2009 07:00 ET

Cubic to Showcase Latest Training and Tracking Products for Emergency Responders at National Guard Conference

Exhibition Features Dismounted Soldier Virtual Training System

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) will highlight new training and security products for the National Guard and emergency responders at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) conference, planned September 10-13 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Expected to draw more than 4,000 Guard officers and other participants, the conference has the theme, "The National Guard: An Investment of Dollars and Sense." In keeping with that budget-conscious theme, Cubic will introduce two new products to the U.S. defense and homeland security market -- EST Dismounted Solution (EST DS) and an affordable and user-friendly Security Management System.

Cubic's EST DS allows trainees to engage simulated enemies on a high-resolution projection screen with high-fidelity and ballistically accurate simulated weapons. A scaled-down version of Cubic's EST 2000 Engagement Skills Trainer, the U.S. Army's standard small arms training system, EST DS operates in a compact space. EST DS is manufactured by the Cubic Simulation Systems Division in Orlando, Florida, which also offers a complete line of immersive training devices that provide individual through collective training.

Another new, commercial product builds on Cubic's decades of experience with tracking systems. San Diego-based Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. has developed an affordable system for tracking people, vehicles and supplies. Cubic began work on the Security Management System more than a year ago, and for the past six months has worked with utility companies in San Diego County, the U.S. Army at Fort Irwin, and U.S. Forest Service personnel in western Montana to develop and test the system.

The Security Management System features easy-to-operate situational awareness displays to allow defense and civilian security personnel to instantly view their resources. Key components include small, lightweight tracking modules; a transmitter/receiver and antenna; and a laptop computer with intuitive display software, including an interface to Google Earth.

Cubic will also highlight its MILES Individual Weapon System (MILES IWS) laser engagement system, now being used in combat training exercises at the U.S. Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. MILES IWS was also recently fielded to the Montana National Guard as part of a deployable combat training center that also includes first-responder training and tracking capability.

Cubic Corporation's defense segment 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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