Idaho Nat’l Lab Taps 5 Firms for UAS Data Link Program; Cubic’s Dave Schmitz Comments

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Five companies have been contracted to help build a common data link for small unmanned aircraft systems as part of a two-phase program run by the Idaho National Laboratory program. Contractors will work to develop a waveform for the future Bandwidth Efficient Common Data Link system, the laboratory says on FedBizOpps. Idaho National Laboratory aims to facilitate command, control, intelligence,...

Dave Schmitz: Army to Use Cubic’s ‘Homestation’ Mobile Training System

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Dave Schmitz Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has won a potential five-year, $200 million contract to supply mobile instrumented training system to the U.S. Army. Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, said Wednesday the training system features automation, intuitive applications and game-based virtual instruction. “This next-generation Homestation Instrumentation Training System capability provides...

Mike Knowles, Mike Twyman Join Cubic’s Defense Leadership Team

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Mike Knowles and Mike Twyman, veterans in the defense business, have both joined Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) in executive roles within the San Diego-based company’s defense business unit. Knowles has been named vice president and deputy general manager of the air ranges and Live-Virtual-Constructive integrated training campaign business segment, Cubic said Wednesday. Twyman has been appointed...

Cubic Acquires Software, Gaming Firm Intific; Dave Schmitz Comments

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Cubic Corp.  (NYSE: CUB) has acquired Intific Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at extending the company’s reach into the cybersecurity, game-based service and transportation training markets. Intific will operate within the Cubic Defense Systems business unit, Cubic said Monday. Dave Schmitz Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, said the company intends to absorb Intific’s...

Dave Schmitz: Cubic Defense Award ‘Reinforces Growing Footpint’ in Asia Pacific

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Dave Schmitz A Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) subsidiary has won a combat training equipment order from an Asia Pacific customer worth more than $70 million. Cubic Defense Systems will build laser-based simulation tools, vehicle kits, weapon configurations, fire systems and backup equipment for the customer, Cubic said Wednesday. “This contract from a long-term customer reinforces our extensive and growing...

Cubic Subsidiary to Help Train Army Reserves Soldiers on Marksmanship; Dave Schmitz Comments

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A Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) subsidiary has won a $10 million contract to help the U.S. Army Reserves train warfighters on how to find targets at a distance. Cubic Defense Systems will provide its Engagement Skills Trainer virtual training tool and simulated weapons to Reserves soldiers using feedback efficiency indicators and three-dimensional targets, Cubic said Thursday. Dave Schmitz, president of...

Cubic Buys Live Fire Range Firm Assets, Subsidiaries; Dave Schmitz Comments

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Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has acquired some assets of live fire range facility provider Advanced Interactive Systems as Cubic looks to expand offerings and capitalize on international channels. Cubic closed the buy of AIS’ assets and foreign subsidiaries through a bankruptcy sale, Cubic said Tuesday. Dave Schmitz, Cubic president of defense systems, said AIS will aim to help Cubic extend its training...

Cubic Corp. to Provide Marines with Combat Simulators; Dave Schmitz Comments

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Cubic Corp.’s (NYSE: CUB) defense applications business has won a contract to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with a laser-based simulation system intended to help train marine forces. Cubic Defense Applications will deliver the instrumented-tactical engagement simulation system II that imitates actual combat situations and is slated to replace legacy systems at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va.,...

Dave Schmitz Promoted to Cubic Defense Lead; Brad Feldmann Comments

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Dave Schmitz Dave Schmitz, a former chief operating officer for Cubic Corp.’s defense applications business segment, has been promoted to president of the segment nine months after first joining the company. Schmitz succeeds Brad Feldmann, who in February was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Cubic, the company said Tuesday. Brad Feldmann Prior to joining Cubic, Schmitz served...

Cubic Defense Applications Appoints Dave Schmitz New COO

Cubic Cubic Corp. announced today it has appointed Dave Schmitz to the newly created position of chief operating officer of its defense systems business unit, Cubic Defense Applications. To read about other recent executive moves at Cubic read our story at GovCon Executive. Schmitz previously served as vice president and general manager of Cobham Sensor System‘s microwave business and will...