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Cubic Global Defense announced on 20 August that it has won a $27 million order to integrate an urban operations training system (UOTS) capability into the Canadian Weapon Effects Simulation environment. Cubic will equip urban operations sites at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gagetown and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre (CMTC) Wainwright, to satisfy the force-on-force training capability requirements of the Canadian Army. 

“Cubic is committed to providing our customers with innovative solutions that deliver dynamic, effective training experiences to improve operational readiness and reduce training costs,” explained Cubic Global Defense President, Dave Buss. “Our solutions prepare warfighters to engage in the complex and constantly changing urban environment. We also help develop intuitive decision-making skills, so warfighters have the confidence to act appropriately and decisively. Once delivered, the Canadian system will be one of the most advanced Urban Operations Training Systems (UOTS) anywhere in the world.”

UOTS will track actions and events, collect and process UOTS training exercise data and control UOTS urban training devices. In addition, it will provide exercise control staff with the capability to evaluate the results of CWES exercises against objective Battle Task Standards, providing trainees with timely after-action reviews specific to urban environments. Some of the unique capabilities include a high-fidelity, ultra-wideband tracking system; shoot-through-wall capability; special effects generators such as smoke, smell, aroma, light, sound as well as improvised explosive device and grenade simulators.

Cubic anticipates full acceptance of UOTS capability at CFB Gagetown in October 2019 and CMTC Wainwright in September 2020, to support Exercise Maple Resolve in 2021.

The new contract will deliver urban training capability into the CWES system used by Canadian \forces. (Photo: Justin Spinello via Cubic)

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