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Cubic recieved US Air Force Contract to Deliver P5 Combat Training System Pods



Cubic recieved US Air Force Contract to Deliver P5 Combat Training System Pods




Cubic Corporation

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Cubic Corporation announced its Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) business division was awarded a contract to deliver P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) pods and auxiliary training hardware in support of the Combat Air Force (CAF) Contracted Air Support (CAS) program.


As part of the program, the U.S. Air Force has contracted private companies that specialize in supplying “red air” adversaries to help train U.S. military fighter pilots. Cubic's P5 pods will allow the adversary air company to meet Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) interoperability requirements for training with the U.S. Air Force’s fourth generation fighters and F-35s.

Cubic’s globally fielded P5CTS enhances real-time and post-mission training by displaying the live-air picture, recording mission data, adjudicating weapons engagements and relaying Time, Space and Positioning Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft during training sorties. Key components of the system include secure, GPS-enabled, aircraft-mounted airborne instrumentation pods plus ground stations, which help aircrew conduct, monitor and control air combat training and post-flight debriefing.

Cubic's P5 pods will be delivered Summer 2021 and will operate on the existing CONUS P5 training ranges. The company expects to deliver more P5 pods during follow on CAF CAS phases at additional Operating Locations.

Cubic and its principal subcontractor, Leonardo DRS, will continue to produce and maintain the P5CTS Pods. The Leonardo DRS Airborne and Intelligence Systems business division is responsible for the design and production of the airborne P5CTS.