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I/ITSEC 2016: Cubic’s Enhanced Air Combat Training Solutions

Advanced Training Solutions

As the industry System Integrator for the Air Force Research Lab’s Secure live, virtual, and constructive (LVC) Advanced Training Environment (SLATE) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD), Cubic will support the development and demonstration of a new secure waveform with tactical aircraft and range ground stations as part of a LVC system for air combat training.

P5 Combat Training System (CTS/TCTS) relays Time, Space, and Positioning Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft and range systems while internally recording weapon events during training sorties. This air combat training enables real-time, live monitoring and recorded mission data of air-to-air, air-to-ground and surface-to-air training scenarios for post-mission analysis.

The Cubic BANDIT BOARD is an integrated low-cost tactical training capability that transmits the live P5 CTS display onto a kneeboard tablet of a pilot in an aggressor “Red Air” aircraft. With this innovative enhancement, “Red Air” now has a high-fidelity, real-time picture of all players in a combat training exercise, transforming a second- or third-generation aircraft into a formidable opponent.

The next-generation Air Combat Training System (ACTS) for the Joint Strike Fighter is the F-35 P5 Internal Subsystem (IS). This secure and internal training solution allows the F-35 to retain low observable characteristics.

The Cubic Miniature Encryptor (CME) is a miniature encryption solution that is readily available for the P5 CTS. This low-cost, low-risk, form-fit addition to legacy P5 pods and training range ground stations provides increased security for advanced air combat training and encryption compatibility with the F-35 P5 Internal Subsystem.

As an external pod, Cubic’s airborne instrumentation systems are mounted on the missile launcher of fixed-wing fighters or rotary aircraft.


For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #12/2016, available at the show on booth #2729; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.

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