Cubic gets U.S. Army Reserve contract for virtual trainer

Cubic Global Defense said Monday it has been awarded a contract with the U.S. Army Reserves to provide the Engagement Skills Training (EST) 3000 virtual system for approximately $1.3 million.

The system will allow the Army Reserve to enhance fundamental training in the area of firing capabilities that provide real-time simulation utilizing 3-D models and realistic firing sensations including trigger pressure and pitch. This will allow soldiers to be familiarized with weaponry before stepping onto a firing range.

The Army Reserve will be combining the virtual system with the Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3) system that will form a Mission Leader Trainer (MLT) configuration for three areas: marksmanship, tactical and leadership training and VBS3 laptop trainers.

 “Cubic’s EST 3000 uses the ballistic accuracy of the EST 2000TM, which is the only marksmanship system certified by the U.S. Army to be an accurate simulation of the live-fire ballistics of actual small arms weapons,” Cubic Global Defense President Bill Toti said. “The smaller, versatile and portable capabilities of the EST 3000 not only maximize the available time as it moves the system to the soldier, but also increases the training effectiveness to the point of need while reducing costs.”

Cubic Global Defense operates under Cubic Corp. and provides training systems and support to U.S. and allied military clients.

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