Cubic to upgrade Canada’s DCN, EXCON
Cubic Global Defense has received a contract worth CAD$6 million from the Canadian government to upgrade the army's Data Communications Network (DCN) and Exercise Control Centre (EXCON) for the Canadian Weapons Effect Simulation (CWES) system, the company announced on 20 April.
The company will upgrade hardware and software related with the DCN and EXCON, including replacement of the current network and EXCON hardware. EXCON software will also be upgraded using the latest release of CATS Metrix software enhanced under the Urban Operations Training System.
The simulation system is used by the Canadian Army at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright. It provides force-on-force training and realistic simulation for the engagement effects of direct-fire and area weapons.
The existing DCN and EXCON at Wainwright are obsolete and will be replaced with the upgraded system that aligns with new capabilities introduced under the Urban Operations Training System project.
Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense, said: 'The Cubic-led modernisation of the Wainwright DCN/EXCON will ensure that robust communication architecture is put in place to support current and future simulation training requirements at Canada's premiere training facility.
'The overall live simulation training experience will be greatly enhanced, enabling performance-based training to meet the Canadian armed forces operational readiness standards now and into the future.'
Work will be complete by May 2018.
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