Cubic to equip high-tech ‘tactical village.’

Image: Legat Architects Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) has reached an…

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Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) has reached an agreement to provide its advanced urban instrumentation system, including its Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES), for a regional emergency and law enforcement training facility being built in the Chicago area.

The contract for more than $700,000 is with College of Dupage, a 30,000-student community college in Glen Ellyn, a Chicago suburb. It operates the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA), one of six police academies in the state. The college is in the process of constructing a 66,000-square-foot facility called the Homeland Security Training Center. It will include a 4,500-square-foot “tactical village,” an indoor two-story replica of a downtown village street scene that will be used for immersive training.
Cubic will equip the facility with its’ Advanced System Architecture for Urban Live Training (ASAULT), consisting of cameras, speakers, smoke generators, high fidelity indoor tracking and computer systems plus sophisticated exercise control & debriefing application programs. In addition, it will supply 24 MILES Individual Weapons System (MILES IWS) kits that will be worn by trainees. Cubic’s ASAULT is used for creating scenarios, gathering sensor data and controlling systems in the facility and the MILES After Action Review System (MAARS) is used to create debriefing sessions after an exercise.

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“This is our first sale of ASAULT and MILES to an academy,” said Terry Kohl, Vice President and General Manager of Cubic Simulation Systems Division, based in Orlando. “We are excited to establish a good working relationship with College of Dupage and look forward to providing the realistic immersive training they are seeking.”

Cubic’s MILES systems use laser sensors and ballistically accurate laser transmitters mounted on actual weapons to realistically simulate gun battles and record hits and misses. They are used extensively by the U.S. and foreign military forces for combat training.

Many law enforcement training facilities use simulated munitions, which fire high-speed projectiles made of colored wax or plastic filled with paint. Trainees, however, must wear full face masks for protection. College of Dupage decided against using them in its new facility. “Though the building design can accommodate the use of simulated munitions, we thought that the ASAULT system and MILES would be more flexible,” said Aleisha Jaeger, the college’s Senior Project Manager for Facilities. “Also, we wanted to get as realistic training as possible, and that’s what the Cubic system offers us.”

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments: Defense Systems, Mission Support Services, and Transportation. Cubic Defense Applications is a leading supplier of combat training systems, communications, cyber technologies, and global tracking solutions. Cubic Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, and technical support services. Cubic Transportation Systems is the world’s leading provider of automated fare collection systems and services for public transit authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company’s Web site at www.cubic.com.

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  • Eric

    Looks like we’re moving way beyond the old, essentially 19th Century “Square” range on this one!