Cubic“™s Australian arm is expected to expand development work on combat training simulation systems in support of Australia“™s potential $1.77 billion military training program with Singapore, Townsville Bulletin reported Tuesday.
The Australia Singapore Military Training Initiative seeks to provide the Asian country“™s armed forces with increased access to Australia“™s military training areas as part of the Australia-Singapore Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.
Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense, said combining live training activities with computers, simulators and other virtual systems has been a global trend.
“Each time you put a unit maneuver out in the field or you do a live fire exercise, it“™s very, very expensive and it“™s becoming more so,“ Buss said.
“What I would envision is a combination of being able to provide a live maneuver space that is fully instrumented so you can capture the movement of individual soldiers and units aggregated as high as brigade level,“ he added.