Cubic Corp. said that its Mission Solutions division received a U.S. Navy award for delivery of a person-portable common data link. The deal could ultimately be worth more than $20 million.
The award includes an 18-month base period for the Navy to procure the data link systems, wrapping up in September 2018. The Navy may then exercise up to four one-year options for production and engineering services, which could take work out to September 2022.
The deal calls for Cubic (NYSE: CUB) to deliver systems for the Navy Tactical Mobile Program. The program provides expeditionary ground support for maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft including the venerable P-3C patrol aircraft, the new P-8A (a militarized version of a Boeing 737) as well as the unmanned MQ-4C Triton built by Northrop Grumman Corp. Northrop runs the latter program, incidentally, out of Rancho Bernardo.
The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, or SPAWAR, made the award. Cubic announced receipt on March 22.
“Cubic was able to provide the ultimate portable solution to SPAWAR leveraging our Mantis family of combat-proven, wideband CDL [common data link] ground terminals and integrating our Unified Video FMV [full motion video] software from our TeraLogics subsidiary, hosted on Cubic’s DTech Labs Mobile Modular Micro-Secure Enclave (M3-SE) networking hardware,” said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic Mission Solutions, in a prepared statement.