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Cubic to continue JRTC support

20th March 2017 - 06:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Cubic Global Defense (CGD) has won a contract worth over $42 million from the US Army Contracting Command to support live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training services for the Joint Readiness Training Center's (JRTC) operations group at Fort Polk, Louisiana, the company announced on 16 March.

The services will support rotational and pre-deployment training exercise requirements from 1 April to 24 August 2017. The contract includes Phase Out requirements from 25 August to 23 October 2017.

The company said it will continue to assist the JRTC with integrating US and allied forces into rotational training exercises through scenarios focused on decisive action and theatre-specific operational environments.

These exercises for units deployed in support of ongoing overseas military operations and include situational training, live fire, force-on-force and integrated (LVC) training. Expanded role play, technical support for combat training instrumentation, battlefield effects, video and cultural role players are also included.

The US Air Force close air support and air mobility units will be fully integrated into the play of each exercise.

Bill David, vice president and programme manager of JRTC, Cubic Global Defense, said: 'Cubic has served the JRTC since 2001, assisting the army in training more than 149 brigade combat team and over one million soldiers. Ensuring readiness is critical for the army's combat teams, and so we appreciate the continued confidence the US Army has in Cubic and our programme teams' ability to deliver exemplary service.'

Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense, said: 'JRTC has a reputation of offering excellent realistic training to our warfighters and Cubic looks forward to continuing the delivery of enhanced mission readiness and NextTraining solutions to the US and allied armed forces.'

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