Cubic wins small arms trainer FMS contract
Cubic Corporation will supply its Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST 2000) Plus to an unnamed armed force under a foreign military sales contract from the US government. The $21 million contract, announced on 20 May, includes systems, weapons, and in-country support with a key subcontractor.
The EST 2000 is a virtual small arms training system. It uses digital video projectors, high-definition screens, game-based computer graphics and ballistically accurate weapons for marksmanship, collective and escalation of force training.
Terry Kohl, senior vice president and general manager of Cubic’s Simulations Systems Division, said: ‘This contract emphasises Cubic's commitment to our allies around the world. We understand the importance of virtual and immersive training systems for mission-specific tasks. Our EST 2000 systems set the highest standard for small arms engagement skills training in the world.’
The contract was issued to Cubic by the US Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation. The EST 2000 system is built by the Cubic Simulation Systems division based in Orlando, Florida. No further contract details were released.
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