Cubic Global Defense, a business unit of Cubic Corp., announced it is part of the Warfighter Readiness Research Division Contractor Team awarded a five-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee $200 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for research and evaluation of warfighter readiness and training.

The team, led by L-3 Communications Corp.’s Simulation & Training Division, consists of Cubic Global Defense, Ball Aerospace and Leidos.

Under the contract, Cubic Global Defense and other defense industry experts will develop technology to create wide-spectrum readiness capabilities. The team will also create and validate an interoperable, secure training toolset to increase training fidelity; enable comprehensive cross-mission, performance-based debriefs; and reduce training/exercise overhead for the U.S. Air Force.

“As part of our NextTraining strategy, Cubic is focused on raising mission readiness and optimizing human performance for our customers to enable the most effective and efficient training methods,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense.

Work under this award will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, and is expected to be complete by January 2023.