Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions is to support Royal Air Force (RAF) training and a Royal Navy (RN) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) training exercise by delivering a P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) ground subsystem with live monitoring, the company announced on 16 October.
“Used in more than 30 ranges worldwide, our advanced and interoperable P5CTS sets the standard for joint, multiservice and coalition training,” commented Jonas Furukrona, VP/General Manager of LVC Training. “We look forward to providing additional training capability via our P5 ground subsystem for the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force F-35 training.”
P5CTS provides secure, tailorable and scalable instrumentation solutions that best support trainee needs in air-to-air, air-to-ground and surface-to-air combat training missions. All partner F-35s are equipped with the P5 Internal Subsystem (IS), that provides encrypted Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) for coalition military forces to train on a common platform. To date, over 600 F-35 P5 IS have been delivered to Lockheed Martin, with the majority of those currently installed and flying on US and partner F-35s.
A key component of the P5CTS, Cubic’s P5CTS ground subsystem is the first to be exported for training for the F-35, allowing multiple range service providers the ability to integrate RN and RAF F-35s into their range training systems. It enables live monitoring and management of P5-equipped aircraft with a single ground station and remote range unit. These ground stations can be upgraded with an encryption module for live monitoring of F-35s carrying P5 IS.
The ground subsystem is a foundational element for air combat training exercises, as it will enable combined training for the UK and partner nations. It incorporates the Individual Combat Aircrew Display System (ICADS), which supports individual pilot debriefs at home stations, or mass debriefings in theatre environments.