Cubic Defence UK, an operating unit of Cubic Global Defense, has won a $16 million (€17.5 million) contract to continue its support of British Army training. The four-year SCOPIC 2 contract is for a fully managed service whereby Cubic will provide its Synthetic Wrap capability to enhance collective training for Army units in the UK, Canada and Kenya.
Mike Knowles, President of Cubic Global Defense, stated “This contract award builds on the work we have accomplished with both the existing SCOPIC contract and our recent AWES award to deliver a world-class training experience.”
The SCOPIC 2 system replaces battlefield capabilities that are difficult to replicate in live collective training with simulation. These may be complex systems, such as UAS feeds or additional force elements providing context, including flanking or in-depth activity. Examples of SCOPIC 2 capabilities include UAS and targeting pod downlinks from close air support platforms; hand-held observation device emulations that allow visualisation of fall of shot from guns, missiles, mortars and air-delivered weapons; emulated radar and EW terminals that allow soldiers to locate the enemy; and ground-based air defence emulations. SCOPIC 2 captures and recreates these activities for post-mission analysis.
Cubic first provided this capability under the MicroSCOPIC contract awarded in 2016 and has deployed the system globally in support of the British Army.