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I-TESS II

Cubic to Provide Urban Warfare Trainer

October 2, 2013
George I. Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Inc., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,575,953 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of weapon instrumentation that will integrate into the Instrumented - Tactical Engagement Simulation System, Increment II (I-TESS II) baseline capabilities. The I-TESS II system is used in military operations in urban terrain facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. This effort will support the design, development, integration, ruggedized prototype, testing and effectiveness evaluation of squad immersive training environment specific capability enhancements to the I-TESS II training system. These enhancements address current training proficiency and readiness gaps at the squad-level and will be used to support both direct force-on-force and force-on-target tactical engagement training. The Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity (M67854-13-C-7802).

Cubic Receives Another Contract to Replace MILES Systems

July 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded a nearly $28 million firm-fixed-priced delivery order to incrementally replace the Marine Corps' Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter (SAT); man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules.  The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol, M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles, the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, and M2 and M240G machine guns.  Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities.  The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting.  The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT Facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

U.S. Marines Move Beyond MILES

July 27, 2011
By George Seffers

Cubic Defense Applications Incorporated, San Diego, California, is being awarded more than $49 million to incrementally replace the Marine Corps's Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) and include the training systems of the Instrumented-Tactical Engagement Simulation System Increment I (I-TESS II) and additional weapon training system capabilities. I-TESS II equipment will be used to support direct force-on-force and force-on-target training. The I-TESS II system will consist of no less than the following components: small arms transmitter; (SAT) man-worn detection system (MDS); command and control, mobile and portable versions; and Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) building instrumentation, vehicle tracking, engagement, and association systems, hand grenade simulators, and simulated battlefield effects interface modules. The SAT will be used on the M9 pistol; M4, M16, M40, and AK-47 type rifles; the M249 squad automatic weapon; and M2 and M240G machine guns. Rocket propelled grenade and AT-4 simulators, vehicle tracking, engagement and association systems will be used to track and/or engage vehicles and fixed structures such as towers, bridges, and facilities. The MDS and range equipment will be used to instrument the individual Marine for direct force-on-force, and force-on-target engagement adjudication and will include the ability to support instrumentation functions such as position location information reporting. The I-TESS II system will be used in MOUT facilities and non-live fire maneuver ranges located at various Marine Corps bases and installations. Marine Corps Systems Command, supporting Program Manager for Training Systems, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity.

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