With an additional $22 million from an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, Cubic Global Defense continues to support the U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).

“We are pleased with receiving additional awards for the development of cutting-edge training and learning products for the U.S. Navy,” said Dave Buss, president of Cubic Global Defense.

The division of Cubic Corporation, in the Orlando, Florida operation, was ordered to create and deliver a game-based program called the Immersive Virtual Shipboard Environment (IVSE).

The goal was to replicate on-the-job training without the underway challenges of limited time and inconsistencies as sailors learn from various sources and senior personnel who may or may not have access to the most current and accurate information.

These additional orders from the contract will help to add new functionality and virtual content to the current LCS training environment, expanding on the real-life scenarios.

“In traditional development, engineers, 3-D artists, subject matter experts and learning scientists are separate disciplines; however, Cubic fully integrates learning science and technology to meet our customers’ needs with our unique team structure.”

IVSE can be used on a desktop or mobile device, such as tablet, placing students in a 3-D replica of the actual ship. Within the virtual environment are all the spaces, compartments, systems, equipment, technical documents, instructions and tools necessary to qualify a student for their prospective watch station.

Cubic’s Orlando operations includes a studio environment dedicated to the advancement of game-based training and currently employs more than 250 personnel.