SOURCE: Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation

February 01, 2010 07:00 ET

U.S. Air Force Orders Cubic Test Set for KC-135 Stratotanker Power Supply

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 1, 2010) - Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., the defense systems business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), will supply equipment for testing the power units that quick-start the engines of KC-135 Stratotanker refueling planes under a new contract with the U.S. Air Force.

Cubic's San Diego manufacturing facility will produce 30 new KC-135 APU Testers for Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. The compact, toolbox-sized test sets will be used for testing and troubleshooting the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) located in the tail of the aircraft. The APU generates the electricity that fires up the KC-135's engines. The test sets will be used on APUs on USAF aircraft in the U.S. and abroad.

Delivery is scheduled for mid 2010.

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc. is part of Cubic Corporation's defense systems business. Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services and Transportation Systems. Cubic Defense Systems is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and defense electronics. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world's leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company's Web site at