Moroccan Air Force orders combat training systems


Cubic Defense Systems has been awarded a $5 million contract to supply its P5 Combat Training System (P5CTS) to the Royal Moroccan Air Force, which will use it to train its F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots.

The contract was awarded through the US Air Force. Cubic said Morocco will join the United States Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, along with a number of other air forces, in using the P5CTS to support high-fidelity, Top Gun-style live and post-mission training.
“This contract is a demonstration of our commitment to the air combat readiness of one of the United States’ allies,” said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems. “Cubic is dedicated to provide and develop best-in-class, cost effective, advanced flight training for pilot mission readiness. All foreign air forces that fly fighter or attack jets or conduct joint exercises and training with the U.S. should have a P5 system to maximize their training capabilities.”

The P5CTS is used by the US military and export customers to give feedback to fighter pilots after training missions. Sensors are fitted onto an aircraft and through a GPS and inertial unit monitor the aircraft’s location and record when a pilot fires a simulated missile. All flight data is recorded and transmitted to the ground. After the flight, a simulation shows how the pilots flew.