Cubic to Discuss Use of Virtual Reality in Serious Sports and Military Training at SXSW

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Cubic Global Defense chief technology officer to provide insight on virtual and augmented reality technologies in the military

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Virtual and augmented technologies are poised to play a significant role in not only entertainment, but also in various training environments such as sports and military.

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation(NYSE: CUB), today announced that Amy Kruse, Ph.D., vice president and chief technology officer (CTO), will participate in a panel discussion on the use of virtual reality in sports and military training at South by Southwest® (SXSW®) 2016 Conferences & Festivals held in Austin, Texas from March 11 – 20. SXSW is recognized as a premier destination for discovery and the convergence of original music, independent films and emerging technologies.

The panel Dr. Kruse is participating in is part of the VR/AR Convergence Track at the SXSW Interactive Festival. As CTO and former DARPA neuroscientist, Dr. Kruse will highlight the parallels between serious sports and military training as well as issues and limitations the military faces when using virtual and augmented reality technologies.

As a leading provider of virtual training devices for national military and security forces worldwide, Cubic delivers scenario-based small arms simulators that provide realistic training soldiers need to acquire and sustain essential skills. Training in these virtual and immersive environments allows soldiers to acquire, test and hone a wide range of tactical and decision-making skills in preparation for the real environment.

“Virtual and augmented technologies are poised to play a significant role in not only entertainment, but also in various training environments such as sports and military,” said Dr. Kruse. “Cubic is investing in emerging technologies in the virtual and augmented reality space, as we recognize the value these modalities will bring to our defense training solutions." Dr. Kruse will participate in the following panel session during the event:

-Virtual Reality for Serious Sports Training?
Wednesday, March 16, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Salon B, Hilton Austin Downtown, Austin, Texas

Follow Cubic Global Defense at @CubicDefense and join the panel conversation with #SXSW and #VRinSports.

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About Cubic Corporation
Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units, Cubic’s mission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for transportation authorities and operators. Cubic Global Defense is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company's website at or on Twitter @CubicCorp.

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