26 Aug 2019

Cubic to provide CBRND Collective Training Simulation System for Australian Army

Cubic Defence New Zealand has been chosen to deliver a new simulation-enabled collective training capability, to better prepare soldiers for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear defence (CBRND) missions.

The capability will be delivered jointly by Cubic Defence Australia and New Zealand, expanding the offering for the Australian Army Combat Training Centre based in Townsville, North Queensland. The Cubic-developed CBRND training sub-system employs simulated CBRN threats projected within a synthetic environment to live instrumented soldiers in the exercise environment.

The capability will be incorporated to the training activities available through the Combat Training Centre. Cubic is the market leader in providing live instrumented training capability to armed forces globally. Its training systems replicate the combat environment, allowing performance assessment and development of units and their commanders.

Miles Macdonald, General Manager of Cubic Defence Australia and New Zealand, said: “Cubic’s capability includes simulation of detection, casualty status, treatment and weather impacts.

“The system is capable of projecting synthetic CBRN effects over large numbers of soldiers exercising on Australia’s training areas, enabling highly realistic scenarios to be exercised under simulated battlefield conditions.

“This training capability allows commanders and their units to experience the tactical and logistical impacts of operations in a CBRN threat environment,” added Mr Macdonald. “It’s about enabling soldiers to realistically undertake threat identification, to test their mitigation and decontamination procedures and to understand the consequence of a threat and their own actions within the safety of a training environment.”

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