COMPANY OVERVIEW

Outstanding Innovative Product(Nominee)

SCOPIC

The nature of operations does not change, but the character of contemporary challenges does; the same is true of training systems. Modern training systems must be able to meet the cognitive elements of warfare for those training to conduct integrated action. Cubic helps the U.K. customer to meet this requirement through the provision of an expeditionary training environment which takes proven instrumented live training and combines it with state of the art tactical simulation on the training area. Synthetic Wrap is the art of providing battle-winning niche capabilities to real training that are normally precluded through expense, availability or safety. It takes computer-based virtual training out of the classroom and into the dirt. Ruggedized laptops and bespoke, emulated equipment are provided so that complex capabilities wrap a rich, contextual layer of synthetic systems around company, battalion or formation training exercises.... Read More

SCOPIC

The nature of operations does not change, but the character of contemporary challenges does; the same is true of training systems. Modern training systems must be able to meet the cognitive elements of warfare for those training to conduct integrated action. Cubic helps the U.K. customer to meet this requirement through the provision of an expeditionary training environment which takes proven instrumented live training and combines it with state of the art tactical simulation on the training area. Synthetic Wrap is the art of providing battle-winning niche capabilities to real training that are normally precluded through expense, availability or safety. It takes computer-based virtual training out of the classroom and into the dirt. Ruggedized laptops and bespoke, emulated equipment are provided so that complex capabilities wrap a rich, contextual layer of synthetic systems around company, battalion or formation training exercises. Capabilities are either wholly virtual (UAV feed) or a hybrid of real and virtual (such as air defense systems); simulation is not always about computer-generated forces. Cubic has been delivering Synthetic Wrap through Project MicroSCOPIC to the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MoD) since spring 2016. SCOPIC as it is referred to at Cubic, adds a discrete but effective edge to real training. It integrates with Tactical Engagement Simulation (TES) from different providers and handles in excess of 1,500 instrumented players. SCOPIC takes TES entity data and converts real soldiers and vehicles into virtual avatars. A Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) in the field can see his enemy through a virtual downlink, can talk to the pilot and control a Type 2 attack. When the virtual missile is launched from the aircraft the engagement turns real for the target as a hit will alarm its TES. SCOPIC provides threats by equipping the opposing force (OPFOR) with similar capabilities. Force protection has to come in to play; ground-based air defense protects the force against enemy drones and radars can detect enemy guns. Commanders are learning valuable lessons about whole-force integration. Now training is refocused on peer-on-peer conflict – UAVs cannot be used with impunity because the OPFOR air defence can deny freedom of manoeuvre, so the battlegroup must consider suppression of enemy air defense (SEAD). SCOPIC is delivered by qualified and experienced personnel and provides affordable and repeatable training. Distribution through Cubic’s LTE networking technology provides a platform of huge bandwidth to enable integrated Synthetic Wrap. Virtual effects, after-action-review products and all of the voice over IP communications that are required are available everywhere, concurrently.

2018 awards

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