Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) declared that US Air Force has granted a contract to its Cubic Mission and Performance Solutions (CMPS) business. As per the deal, CMPS has the responsibility to supply P5CTS pods and auxiliary training hardware in support of the CAF CAS program.
In accordance with the program, US Air Force has joined hands with some major firms which have specialization in providing “Red Air” adversaries to provide training to the fighter pilots. The P5 pods of Cubic will enable the challenger air firm to meet Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) interoperability needs for instruction with the U.S. Air Force’s fourth-generation fighters and F-35s.
The real-time and post-mission training will be easier by using P5CTS as it shows the live-air photos, examine the engagement of the weapons, and recording the data of the mission. Furthermore, its important features include safe, GPS-facilitated, aircraft-equipped aerial equipment pods and ground stations, which aid pilots perform, observe, and regulate air fighting training and post-flight interrogation.
The P5 pods of Cubic will be supplied in the summer of 2021 and will run on the current CONUS P5 training ranges. The firm hopes to be able to supply more P5 pods during follow on CAF CAS phases at additional Operating Locations. CAF CAS is a program that grants both adversary air and closes air support service deals. This first stage of the CAF CAS program takes up the adversary air (ADAIR) training units at six U.S. Air Force operational sites.