04 August 2017

Industry: Cubic Aids in Success of Talisman Sabre 2017

Cubic Global Defense provided planning, execution and field training support for biennial training exercise 

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 2, 2017 – Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), today announced its successful participation in the Talisman Sabre 2017 (TS17). TS17 is a biennial Australian and U.S. combined training activity designed to improve combat readiness and interoperability for military forces on a variety of missions ranging from conventional conflict to peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance. Involving over 30,000 Australian and U.S. defense personnel, TS17 is one of the largest exercises in the world and illustrates the importance of the Australian and U.S. alliance.

During the exercise, Cubic provided specialist exercise planning, management and technical simulation support throughout Australia as well as participating countries. Cubic staff was also involved in scenario design and management, in addition to building, testing and operating the complex interconnected simulation networks. Additionally, Cubic Defence Australia was selected to be the Simulation Interactor as part of the theatre-level, bilateral and constructive simulation exercise, led by CGD’s Korea Battle Simulation Center.

“Cubic has participated in the planning and execution of Talisman Sabre for several years and we are honoured to continue providing our services to ensure the success of this complex and demanding training endeavour,” said Miles Macdonald, general manager Cubic Defence Australia. “We look forward to leveraging the collective expertise of Cubic’s Australian and U.S. teams to further support the Australian Defence Force and its multinational partners across the Pacific.”

To support field training activities in Shoalwater Bay, Australia, Cubic provided integration and operation of live, virtual and constructive simulation as well as 5,000-square-kilometers of digital voice and meshed data communications. Cubic’s instrumentation was deployed on soldiers during training and also mounted on a wide range of military vehicles and helicopters. Paired with Cubic’s Exercise Control (EXCON) software and experienced training analysts, the equipment enhanced realism and effectively improved soldiers’ understanding and achievement of training outcomes.

TS17, which ended in late July, incorporated force preparation activities, Special Forces activities, amphibious landings, parachuting, land force manoeuvre, urban operations, air operations, maritime operations and coordinated firing of live ammunition and explosive ordnance from small arms, artillery, naval vessels and aircraft.