Demand for Training Simulation Systems Drives Thriving Market

MILES System. Image – Cubic

Variants of the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) should be produced steadily over
the next several years to meet the strong demand for battlefield simulation technology for a wide
variety of client nations. Prime contractor Cubic has been awarded numerous contracts for its Individual
Weapon System version of MILES and holds key positions equipping training centers around the

In August 2016, Cubic announced it was one of nine companies awarded a contract to provide Fielded
Training Systems Support to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and Foreign Military Sales customers. The
company has the opportunity to competitively bid on numerous full and open task orders under the
contract, which has an estimated ceiling value of $1.75 billion.

In March 2018, Cubic was included in the winning team that was awarded a seven-year, $3.5 billion
contract for the U.S. Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulators, and Simulations Maintenance Program (ATMP).

Cubic will receive more than $185 million, plus substantial additional over-and-above work, to sustain
TADSS across the live, virtual, constructive, and gaming domains. The ATMP will support over 61
different types of training aids and devices, including MILES.

More recently, in June 2020, Cubic was awarded a contract worth more than $35 million to continue its support for the training of the British Army. The three-year contract was for support and repair of Area Weapons Effect Simulators at the Salisbury Plain Training Area in the U.K. and the British Army Training Unit in Alberta, Canada.

Related activity outside the U.S., which often includes tapping Cubic to provide whole training centers for a country, will drive significant MILES production. In February 2023, the company was awarded a contract for the modernization of a FMS customer’s Combat Training Center, including total life-cycle systems management and sustainment of multiple live training products for individual soldiers, vehicles, anti-tank weapons, and fixed/mobile CTC networks.