San Diegans help Cubic Corp. manufacture the aircraft-mounted combat simulation hardware in the foreground. Photo courtesy of Cubic Corp.

San Diegans help Cubic Corp. manufacture the aircraft-mounted combat simulation hardware in the foreground. Photo courtesy of Cubic Corp.

Cubic Corp. is wrapping up renovations of the space at its San Diego campus where it manufactures military training gear. Specifically, Cubic (NYSE: CUB) is improving the area where the company produces air combat training solutions. Financial details of the project were not available.

Cubic’s air combat maneuvering instrumentation business goes back to the 1970s. Since then, Cubic has delivered more than 5,000 aircraft-mounted “pods” for 40 different aircraft at 80 locations worldwide. San Diegans make components for aircraft-mounted pods, ground subsystems and secure components for the systems, which provide live, virtual and constructive (LVC) training — that is, training which combines real people with simulations.

Cubic splits the work among three factories in the United States and Mexico.

Mike Knowles, president of the Cubic Global Defense subsidiary, said in a statement that Cubic plans to increase production of its new-style secure LVC pods in San Diego.

The Kearny Mesa-based corporation has contracts to produce such training systems for a variety of military aircraft, including the new F-35 Lightning II.

Cubic, which reported 2018 revenue of $1.2 billion, divides its business between defense contracting and technology for government transportation agencies. It announced the renovation project on Jan. 25.

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