Cubic Global Defense to add new weapons into USMC’s SITE simulation system

1 March 2016 (Last Updated March 1st, 2016 18:30)

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has been contracted by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to integrate new weapons into its squad immersive training environment (SITE) simulation system.

Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has been contracted by the US Marine Corps (USMC) to integrate new weapons into its squad immersive training environment (SITE) simulation system.

The SITE provides realistic training wherein the participant can calculate the ballistics and issue a kill message to those within the impact zone.

It can operate collaboratively with the Cubic engineered instrumented-tactical engagement simulation system (I-TESS II), which is a fully integrated ground combat training system designed in a deployable package.

"We want to put our Marines in a realistic combat environment where they are going to experience the various aspects of actual combat including threats, sights and sounds."

Under the $3.7m series of contracts, Cubic will supply a range of new simulator weapons including surrogate tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank guided missiles and the MK-19 grenade launchers to be used during live training exercises.

Cubic will lend their support to the design, development and integration of SITE-specific capability enhancements to the I-TESS II training system coupled with evaluation of its prototype to assess its efficacy.

The incorporation of the new technology is said to boost training proficiency and the operational readiness of the squad and support both direct force-on-force and force-on-target tactical engagement training.

The contract makes the USMC as CGD's first customer to field geo-pairing technology for non-line-of-sight weapons.

The geo-pairing technology scales the position between a shooter and a target, facilitating a pairing with the target without the usage of lasers.

Cubic Global Defense president Bill Toti said: "As we continue to bring cutting-edge training capabilities such as the geo-pairing technology for non-line-of-sight weapons to live training battlefields, we are overcoming the limitations of laser and providing a complement to laser-based engagement.

"We want to put our Marines in a realistic combat environment where they are going to experience the various aspects of actual combat including threats, sights and sounds, but in a safe environment where they can make mistakes, learn and be better prepared."