The P5CTS system enhancement includes Earth Center Earth Fixed (ECEF) coordinates to accurately map its position anywhere on earth. The upgrade also increases the coverage of large training areas; the ability to transition across several exercise regions without losing fidelity; and improved weapon simulations and data capture for after action debriefs.
“This essential upgrade enables long-range missions to run across multiple adjacent ranges without having to load different coordinate planes. The use of ECEF coordinates will not only facilitate range management for large force exercises, it will also greatly improve accuracy, especially over long distances,” said Bill Toti, President of Cubic Global Defense.
The P5CTS is designed to provide 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 between participating aircraft during training sorties. Key components of the system include GPS-enabled, aircraft-mounted airborne instrumentation “pods” plus ground stations which will help aircrew conduct, monitor and control air combat training and post-flight debriefing. P5CTS provides the flexibility to conduct training exercises anytime, anywhere.
Cubic is the prime contractor responsible for performance in all areas of systems engineering, and for development/integration/installation of the ground instrumentation subsystem. Engineering work for the ECEF system upgrade will be performed in San Diego. To date, Cubic has delivered more than 1,600 P5CTS pods to 30 sites worldwide.
Cubic Corporation is the parent company of two major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Global Defense (CGD). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions around the world. CGD is a trusted provider of realistic training systems, C4ISR solutions, and highly specialized support services for the U.S. and allied nations.