Cubic Corporation’s Cubic Mission and Performance (CMPS) division has successfully delivered the 1000th P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) for the F-35 aircraft, a significant milestone.
The F-35 P5 is an Internal Subsystem (IS) configuration that relays encrypted Time, Space and Position Information (TSPI) between participating aircraft and range ground stations during training sorties. Cubic’s P5 IS is now included on more than 1000 F-35s, providing encrypted Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI). This system is fully interoperable with the P5 Combat Training System (CTS) / Tactical Combat Training System Increment I (TCTS I) ACMI system. Over 2000 P5CTS/ TCTS I pods are in use around the world, with 17 Coalition partners and at 30 ACMI ranges across the globe, demonstrating a documented 98% mission availability rate. Both the F-35 P5 and P5CTS / TCTS I pod offer advanced weapons flyout simulations and real-time kill notifications.
F-35 P5, combined with the Block 4A decryptor at the P5CTS ground station, enables Range Training Officers and exercise controllers to securely observe in real-time and in debrief the training event execution of F-35 participants at the appropriate classification level of the exercise. The F-35 P5 provides 5th generation fighter aircraft with ‘truth in training,’ allowing the warfighter to protect their Techniques, Tactics, and Procedures (TTPs) during training from enemy exploitation.