Cubic Selected to Enhance Combat Search and Rescue Capabilities for U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center

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Next-generation Lightweight Airborne Recovery System will provide secure communications to aid rescue forces

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The U.S. Air Force relies on the accuracy and timeliness of the secure communications Cubic’s LARS solution provides to complete successful combat rescue missions.

Cubic Global Defense, a business of Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB) today announced it was awarded a $1.7 million contract from Support Systems Associates, Inc. (SSAI) to support the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center to improve secure communications between rescue forces and isolated persons during civil and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) missions.

The new contract represents the first sale of Cubic’s control display unit for the AN/ARS-6 Lightweight Airborne Recovery System (LARS). Cubic will provide the second generation of LARS specifically for the HC-130J aircraft. SSAI will integrate and install the new system into the HC-130J weapon system platform. The upgraded system is completely redesigned to be smaller, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. It also communicates vital information that reduces location and authentication time when searching for individuals, thereby increasing the safety of the crew and survivor.

“LARS technology is critical to ensuring the U.S. Air Force can support our nation’s search and rescue strategy. The U.S. Air Force relies on the accuracy and timeliness of the secure communications Cubic’s LARS solution provides to complete successful combat rescue missions,” said Bill Toti, president of Cubic Global Defense.

The flexible and modular design of LARS ensures additional capabilities such as the Combat Survivor Evader Locator radio and Cursor On-Target can be easily added to support U.S. CSAR operations for years to come. The airborne locator system has been the number one CSAR system for U.S. and NATO forces for nearly two decades.

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About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of two major businesses, Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and Cubic Global Defense (CGD). CTS is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions around the world. CGD is a trusted provider of realistic training systems, C4ISR solutions, and highly specialized support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company's web site at http://www.cubic.com.

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Nina Jimenez Taylor
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