Canada extends WES support contract
The Canadian government has extended its weapon effects simulation (WES) system in-service support contract with Cubic Defense. The contract option was announced on 25 November by Public Services and Procurement Canada.
The WES system integrates electronic components on weapons, soldiers and vehicle platforms used in combat with lasers to provide realistic training. WES provides precise feedback on each soldier's performance during the simulation to monitor the effectiveness of individual and collective skills.
The contract option, valued at around CAN$200 million, extends Cubic's in-service support of WES through to 2021.
Judy M Foote, Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement, said: ‘The government of Canada is committed to providing our men and women in uniform with the equipment they need, when they need it. This contract will ensure continued in-service support for the WES system for five more years.’
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