Cubic to provide I-TESS II training system to USMC
Cubic Defense Applications will supply an advanced Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System (I-TESS) II to the US Marine Corps (USMC) under an additional delivery order announced on 21 June. The order will replace older generation systems at the USMC base in Quantico.
The training solution is designed to provide an immersive training capacity that replicates the stresses and threats of actual combat.
The I-TESS II system consists of a small-arms transmitter, which can be used with automatic weapons, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and AT4 rocket launchers. There also is a man-worn detection system, audio and visual effects to simulate hand grenades, and tracking and engagement gear for vehicles and fixed structures.
The system’s GPS and radio system provides real-time tracking of individuals and vehicles, in both indoor and outdoor conditions. The data is collected and briefed to the marine as an objective based after-action review.
Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Applications, said: ‘Cubic is committed to providing the highest quality and most effective training experience possible. We are very pleased to provide the USMC with an immersive, safe environment to prepare our military’s men and women for combat.
‘Our system expands on existing training technology by offering a new battlefield effects simulation interface module to replicate the effects of improvised explosive devices. Our technology also includes lighter weight wireless detection systems for laser weapons fire against marines, vehicles and structures, which tells marines that they have been hit and the extent of the damage.’
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