On 22 March, Cubic announced a $20 million contract award from US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) for development and supply of Person-portable Common Data Link (PCDL) systems for the Navy Tactical Mobile (TacMobile) programme.
TacMobile provides expeditionary ground support for maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft including the P-3C ORION, P-8A POSEIDON and MQ-4C TRITON. Under the contract, Cubic will be responsible for procuring, producing, assembling, testing, documenting and delivering TacMobile PCDL systems as well as spare suites operations centres. PCDL, a subsystem within the TacMobile system of systems, provides secure data connection with the aircraft for the transmission of ISR data including full-motion video (FMV). Cubic will also provide engineering services for production support, field testing, training documentation, training support and logistics support.
The period of performance will consist of an 18-month base period for procurement and four one-year options for production and engineering services. Work will be performed in San Diego and is expected to be completed in September 2018. If all options are exercised, work will continue through September 2022.
“Cubic was able to provide the ultimate portable solution to SPAWAR leveraging our MANTIS family of combat-proven, wideband CDL ground terminals and integrating our UNIFIED VIDEO FMV software from our TeraLogics subsidiary, hosted on Cubic’s DTECH Labs Mobile Modular Micro-Secure Enclave (M3-SE) networking hardware,” said Mike Twyman, President of Cubic Mission Solutions. “We will continue integrating more of our products and technologies to offer the best end-to-end C4ISR solutions to our customers worldwide.”
TeraLogics’ Unified Video is a secure, cloud-based FMV management tool for enterprise and tactical users that simplifies analyst workflow, enables collaboration and creates mission opportunity by pairing real-time video with geospatial and viewer-added context. DTECH Labs designs and integrates deployable, man-portable and tactical networking communications technologies that offer extreme modularity, redundancy, reliability and integrated power capabilities, allowing the customer to communicate over any available networking technology.