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Cubic Awarded Royal Australian Air Force Contract to Provide SPEAR Air Combat Training Solutions

Cubic Awarded Royal Australian Air Force Contract to Provide SPEAR Air Combat Training Solutions
Cubic Awarded Royal Australian Air Force Contract to Provide SPEAR Air Combat Training Solutions

Cubic Defense was awarded a contract with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for software licenses and hardware to operate Cubic’s Simplified, Planning, Execution, Analysis, Reconstruction (SPEAR) software suite. Revolutionizing the world’s most complex and advanced air combat training, SPEAR is the follow-on solution to Cubic’s Individual Combat Aircrew Display System (ICADS), the combat air forces’ live monitor and debrief system for over two decades. The contract award provides SPEAR software for exercise control, debrief software, installation and introduction into service support. The multi-domain solution innovates air combat training, and the resulting enriched mission data and advanced analytics enable greater debrief fidelity. The capability is being installed and implemented at RAAF Williamtown during the lead-up to Exercise TASMAN SHIELD. The SPEAR rollout will also extend into Amberley, Tindal and Darwin bases. SPEAR is operational in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, the Middle East, and now Australia.

SPEAR provides a comprehensive and congruent common operational picture during live and post mission training by seamlessly integrating data from live, virtual, and constructive feeds, multi-domains, kinetic and non-kinetic effects, objective and subjective data, with analytics. Unlock unparalleled insights and optimization opportunities for mission rehearsal, real-time training enhancement, post-mission debriefs, and resource management. SPEAR has achieved demonstrated success at major international training events, including Checkered Flag, Red Flag, Cobra Warrior, and Tasman Shield. It is data source agnostic, and currently supports, but not limited to the following sources and data formats: ADSB, AIS, ASTERIX, DAT, DIS, DIS Audio, EAG, Garmin, Generic Tracks, GPS, GPX, JMPS, KML, Link 16, P5, P5e, SoW, TENA, and TLE.

“Cubic is honored to support the RAAF’s air combat training. SPEAR delivers a complete and effective playback of when, how and what happened that frees the majority of the debrief time to figure out why it happened. The capability reduces the traditional debrief time by 90 minutes. SPEAR provides unprecedented technology for evaluating training effectiveness and designing future exercises and gives exercise staff important evidence for future upgrades,” said Paul Shew, President of Cubic Defense.

Cubic Corporation is a global private transportation and defense corporation. It operates two business segments: Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS). Cubic Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) and Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) Training solutions provide trusted capabilities for today’s missions. Enabled by six decades of success, Cubic’s commitment to continuous innovation ensures our customers are always prepared for their next mission.

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