The U.S. Marine Corps awarded San Diego-based Cubic Corp. a $17.4 million contract for a ground-combat training system that will replace the existing technology used at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va.

The new system, to be developed by Cubic Defense Applications, will involve small arms laser transmitters, rocket-propelled grenade simulators, portable command and control systems that track participant data and allow for after-action analysis, and soldier-worn detection systems that tell Marines when they’ve been attacked, the company said.

This new contract follows closely on another large deal for Cubic Corp., in which the defense contractor received $30 million from the U.S. Navy to develop courseware for training ship engineers.

— SDBJ Staff Report