Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Global Defense business division won a contract from Lockheed Martin to deliver its latest-generation Air Combat Training System (ACTS) for the F-35 Lightning II. Cubic is scheduled to deliver more than 500 F-35 Training Subsystems over the next four years as part of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 production in Lots 12-14.
The ACTS includes the P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) Internal Subsystem configuration (IS) and P5 ground software. P5CTS is a pod solution located inside the aircraft that relays Time, Space and Position in Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft during training sorties. P5CTS 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.
President of Cubic Global Defense, Dave Buss says, “With this next-generation air combat training system, F-35 fighter pilots can receive not only a dedicated training system to accurately capture exercise data, but also have the capability to train with fourth-generation aircraft that carry wing-mounted pod version of the P5 Combat Training System.”
Cubic and its principal subcontractor, Leonardo DRS, will produce and maintain the P5 solution for the F-35 Internal Training Subsystem.