Cubic contracted to support aviation training for US Marine Corps

26 July 2016 (Last Updated July 26th, 2016 18:30)

Cubic Global Defense has been contracted by the US Naval Air Warfare Centre to support aviation training for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

Cubic Global Defense has been contracted by the US Naval Air Warfare Centre to support aviation training for the US Marine Corps (USMC).

The $73m firm-fixed price task order is a part of the US Navy’s Fielded Training Systems Support (FTSS) III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, and has a performance period of five years.

“This award demonstrates the successful and long-standing relationship between Cubic and the Marine Corps."

Under the task order, Cubic will offer operations and maintenance services support for military aviation training devices and simulators at various Marine Corps Air Stations (MCAS), which are MCAS Cherry Point, MCAS New River, MCAS Camp Pendleton, MCAS Miramar, MCAS Yuma and Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Kaneohe Bay.

Cubic Global Defense president Dave Buss said: “As a leading provider of virtual and simulated training solutions, Cubic has not only maintained and managed advanced aviation training systems but also supported in the development of aviation instructional courseware and curriculum to the US Marine Corps for the past 11 years.

“This award demonstrates the successful and long-standing relationship between Cubic and the Marine Corps as we continue to offer innovative training solutions to enhance mission readiness for our warfighters.”

The USMC pilots and other aircrew will also receive simulator and academic classroom training from Cubic.

At MCAS Yuma, Cubic will provide instructional system design and development support, revision and maintenance of courseware and curriculum, network management and maintenance, and training system management.

Considered to be the Marine Corps Center of Excellence for aviation training, MCAS Yuma is home to the Marine Air Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1).