Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation), today announced it will highlight its industry-leading P5 Combat Training System (P5 CTS) and other innovative air combat training solutions at the annual Tailhook Symposium 2016 in Reno, Nevada from September 8 – 10. The P5 CTS is a major component of the Department of the Navy’s Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS). Tailhook Symposium is an annual conference hosted by The Tailhook Association, a non-profit organization recognized as the premier supporter of Naval Aviation, to feature the latest innovations in aircraft technology.
“Cubic engages with end users to assess current training capabilities and educate them about the possibilities of the next-generation training environment.”
“At Tailhook, Cubic will showcase our most important P5 CTS/TCTS enhancements that we believe will open up dialogue with our Naval Aviation fleet customers on new and tactically relevant means to train to the demanding missions aviators must execute. In addition, we will be onsite to discuss the future of effective Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense. “Cubic engages with end users to assess current training capabilities and educate them about the possibilities of the next-generation training environment.”
Cubic will demonstrate the following air combat training solutions:
- P5 Combat Training System (CTS/TCTS): P5 CTS relays Time, Space, and Positioning Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft and range systems while internally recording weapon events during training sorties. This enables real-time, live monitoring and recorded mission data of air-to-air, air-to-ground and surface-to-air training scenarios for post mission analysis.
- F-35 P5 Internal Subsystem: The F-35 P5 Internal Subsystem (IS) provides the P5 CTS capability to the JSF program. Unlike previous wing-mounted ACTS pods, this secure and internal training solution allows the F-35 to retain low-observable characteristics.
- Bandit Board: The Cubic Bandit Board is an integrated low-cost tactical training capability that transmits the live P5 CTS display onto a kneeboard tablet of a pilot in an aggressor “Red Air” aircraft. With this innovative enhancement, “Red Air” now has a high-fidelity, real-time picture of all players in a combat training exercise, transforming a second- or third-generation aircraft into a formidable opponent.
- Secure LVC Advanced Training Solutions: As the industry System Integrator for the Air Force Research Lab’s Secure LVC Advanced Training Environment (SLATE) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD), Cubic will support the development and demonstration of a new secure waveform with tactical aircraft and range ground stations as part of a LVC system for air combat training.