Cubic upgrades Royal Australian Air Force Hawk fleet

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), has supplied more than 60 P5 Combat Training Systems (CTS/TCTS) with Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) pods for the upgrade of the Royal Australian Air Force´s (RAAF) Hawk 127 fleet, the company said.

As part of the Lead-In Fighter Capability Assurance Program (LIFCAP) — which achieved Initial Operating Capability (IOC) earlier this month — Cubic´s P5CTS and ACMI offers enhanced air combat training capabilities, including live monitor functionalities and debriefing stations for the Hawk 127 Lead-In Fighter.

Cubic´s P5CTS provides real-time and post-mission training for air-to-air, air-to-ground and surface-to-air combat missions by displaying the live-air picture, recording mission data and relaying Time, Space and Positioning Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft during training sorties.

Key components of the system include GPS-enabled, aircraft-mounted airborne instrumentation “pods” plus ground stations, which help aircrew conduct, monitor and manage air combat training and post-flight debriefing.

In addition to the Hawk 127, Cubic´s P5CTS and ACMI were provided for the F/A-18F/G Super Hornet and Growler, F/A-18A Hornet and the flight test community of the Air Warfare Centre.

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