Cubic Corporation has announced the United States Air Force (USAF) has awarded cubic global Defense a contract for P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS). The contract has additional P5CTS airborne subsystems (pods) for the USAF and also pods and associated ground subsystems for a foreign military sales (FMS) customer. The P5CTS is known to provide high-fidelity, live mission training capabilities for advanced weapons and tactics training. It enhances U.S and coalition air combat training and allow warfighters to train as they fight.
“Cubic, along with principle subcontractor for the airborne instrumentation pod Leonardo DRS are very pleased to continue delivering our P5CTS to the UAF and our international customers. With over 2,000 P5CTS pods and associated ground systems in use around the world today, this large order from the USAF demonstrates the continued training value P5CTS provides on a daily basis from unit level training up to large force training exercises such as Red Flag,” said Jonas Furukrona, vice president and general manager of air training solutions, Cubic global Defense. “Cubic and Leonardo DRS are continually making capability improvements to the system in support of the USAF goal of sustaining the P5STS program of record beyond 2030. Our system sets the standard for joint and coalition training. We look forward to working closely with the USAF and our international customer to deliver a system that enables operators to attain maximum readiness from every valuable flight hour.”
The P5CTS is designed for scalable and tailorable instrumentation solutions that support warfighter needs best in air-to-air, air-to-ground, and surface-to-air combat training missions.
It enhances real-time and post-mission training by displaying the live-air picture, recording mission data, adjudicating weapons engagements and relaying Time, Space and Positioning Information 0TSPI) between participating aircraft during training sorties. The key elements of the system are secure, GPS-enabled, aircraft-mounted airborne instrumentation “pods” and ground stations, which help aircrew conduct, monitor and control air combat training and post-flight debriefing.