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August 31, 2012

Cubic Awarded SPAWAR Contract

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor


Cubic Corporation is provider of live and virtual training systems, and a specialized supplier of military electronics and information assurance solutions. The company creates, manufactures, and fields various systems, products, and technologies that are important to combat readiness and national security for the U.S. and allied nations.


Recently, the company has been awarded a contract with a potential value of $18.7 million to develop Navy Communications Data Link Subsystem (CDLS) and other communications technology.

According to the contract, Cubic will provide one Communications Data Link Subsystem (CDLS) and also upgraded KI-11A security subsystems to Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) by February 2014. These products will be deployed aboard an aircraft carrier that will have various data links supporting helicopters in performing anti-submarine warfare missions. Cubic's initial funding from SPAWAR will be $8.7 million.

In support of anti-submarine warfare and other planned operations, CDLS will allow helicopters to perform various simultaneous missions. These products are expected to considerably improve the anti-submarine warfare ability of the battle group, the company stated in a press release.

“Cubic is very sensitive to the fact that the Communications Data Link Subsystem is a critical enabler and a significant component in the deployed Navy's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance communications network. Our team worked diligently with SPAWAR to bring this to fruition within the confines of the budget and we look forward to working on enhancing and upgrading the existing capability as soon as possible," said Rob Janssen, director of military programs for Cubic Defense Applications. 

In 2011, the company was awarded a $3.5 million contract for enhancing its wireless mesh network based Next-Generation Wireless Communications (NGWC) solution. To provide NGWC solution, the company subcontracts with ARINC (News - Alert) Engineering Services. To help track military vehicles that are being prepared for redeployment from Iraq, the Wash Rack at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait currently uses the wireless mesh technology from Cubic Global Tracking Solutions.

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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli


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