The U.S. Air Force has selected Cubic Defense Applications, a defense contractor, to provide ground and airborne subsystems used in aerial combat training including the Individual Aircrew Display System (ICADS) software.
The ICADS software is a feature-rich and upgradeable display system that provides a highly accurate 3D perspective of a training exercise, Cubic says. In use throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, the ICADS software is the most widely used Aircrew Debrief system in the world, the company says.
The contract—awarded by the Air Force’s Air Range Instrumentation Systems Branch—is worth more than $30 million, according to Cubic. Under the contract, Cubic and prime subcontractor DRS Defense Solutions will provide P5 Combat Training System/Tactical Combat Training Systems airborne subsystems and ground systems to various Air Force bases, including in Alaska and Nevada, by early 2013.
“This contract will improve air combat training at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex by providing a more robust ground subsystem infrastructure and a supply of pods to be used by visiting squadrons,” said Jim Rower, Cubic Defense Applications’ program director for P5CTS/TCTS.
The P5CTS/TCTS provides real-time training for air-to-air, air-to-ground and surface-to-air combat training, including live monitoring of weapons simulation training exercises, Cubic says.