Cubic Worldwide Technical Services (CWTS) has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to support the deployed fielded training systems.
Under the five-year, $65m Fielded Training Systems Support (FTSS) III IDIQ contract, CWTS will be responsible for delivering operations and maintenance support of aviation training devices for the Sikorsky’s MH-60R, MH-60S Seahawk multi-mission helicopter and other aircraft deployed by the navy.
Cubic Mission Support Services Strategic Solutions Group senior vice-president and general manager Al Sargeant said that the company offers quality supports along with the economical technologies to all US services under existing budget constraints.
"This important and exciting win establishes Cubic as a significant training support provider to the US Navy helicopter community and expands the scope of our support to NAWCTSD," Sargeant said.
Operations and maintenance support work under the contract will be carried out at NAS North Island, NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport; NS Norfolk and MCBF Quantico; and MCBH Kaneohe Bay.
Cubic will also be tasked with the provision of simulator and academic instruction for the US Navy helicopter pilots and aircrew at NAS North Island and MCAF Quantico.
The Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter replaces the US Navy’s SH-60B and SH-60F helicopters fleet, while integrating the capabilities of these aircraft.
The US Navy’s MH-60S, also developed by Sikorsky, replaces the Seahawk helicopters and has been designed in an air transport configuration, which could be easily customised with mission kits.
Image: Sikorsky’s MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter conducts sonar operations. Photo: courtesy of Denniss.