Cubic to support Africa


Cubic Applications, the mission support services subsidiary of Cubic Corporation has been sub-contracted to provide military training and strategic advisor services through AECOM Corporation in support of the US State Department’s Africa Peacekeeping Programme (AFRICAP).

AECOM is one of four companies to win a five-year AFRICAP contract, which has a maximum value of $375 million per company.

AFRICAP supports regional stability by building the capacity of African countries and regional organisations to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts on the continent.

The Department of State currently is supporting programmes and initiatives for conflict resolution and stability in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Somalia, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In addition,it is supporting the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union.

AECOM now holds an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract in terms of a programme that establishes an ordering mechanism for selected contractors to provide military training, strategic advisory services, equipment procurement, logistical support services and construction services consistent with US Department of State peacekeeping policies for developing countries in Africa.

Under the contract, AECOM will work under the oversight of the US Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs, Office of Regional and Security Affairs and the US Sudan Special Envoy, and in close coordination with the department’s organisational elements.

The deal takes to three the number of contracts Cubic Applications holds related to US efforts to enhance regional security in Africa. In 2009, the subsidiary’s San Diego-based Information Operations Division received a $30 million contract to provide joint training and exercise support to the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM). Under another contract with AFRICOM, Cubic Applications provides media analysis support to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa.