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SPEAR is put to use in Checkered Flag as Cubic claims first customer

10th December 2020 - 11:03 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

Cubic has sold SPEAR to an unnamed US ally, having assisted the USAF in transitioning from the legacy ICADS system.

The Simplified, Planning, Execution, Analysis, Reconstruction (SPEAR) software suite from Cubic was deployed during the USAF Checkered Flag 21-1 exercise, hosted by Tyndall AFB in November.

Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) supported the transition to SPEAR away from the Individual Combat Aircrew Display System (ICADS) monitoring and instrumentation system for Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (ACMI) training.

Like the globally adopted ICADS before it, the future is looking bright for SPEAR. According to Jonas Furukrona, VP and general manager of LVC training at CMPS, ‘we have already secured a sale to a coalition partner for this capability', although he would not

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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