Cubic Completes U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Homeland Security Animal Disease Outbreak Training Program

Cubic Completes U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Homeland Security Animal Disease Outbreak Training Program

Cubic Global Defense delivers training solutions for a safe and organized national response system to control animal disease outbreaks

SAN DIEGO – December 31, 2016 – Cubic Global Defense, Inc. (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), today announced the successful
completion of a 20-month program to educate and train operators in the United States Department of Homeland Security’s 3D (Depopulation, Disposal and Decontamination) program and the Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The program strives to stop the spread of animal diseases, in order to safeguard the billion dollar U.S. agricultural industry. USDA APHIS is the lead federal agency responsible for responding to animal disease outbreaks in the U.S.

As part of this program, CGD achieved several outcomes to advance knowledge in carcass management. CGD developed a comprehensive online course to provide instructions on various disposal options, such as the advantages and disadvantages of incineration, disposal of a diseased carcass in a landfill or the use of existing meat-packing facilities to discard infected remains. CGD designed and created online- and paper-based training materials for emergency managers and responders, built a disposal waste calculator to help evaluate the best disposal option based on carcass mass and consolidated findings to inform national policy related to transportation of carcasses.

“The 3D program is of great importance for not only the agricultural industry, but also the U.S. economy and efforts to stop the spread of animal diseases, eradicate pathogens and recover the economy by addressing and finding solutions for identified capability gaps,” said Mike Midgley, Director of Global Security Programs at Cubic Global Defense. “Cubic looks forward to continuing our partnership with the USDA APHIS to effectively train its field operators to support the USDA’s overall mission in protecting the health and value of American agriculture and natural resources.”

Cubic was awarded the contract in April 2014 as the lead integrator to address and find solutions for the USDA APHIS 3D program.

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Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. 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 live, virtual, constructive and game-based training solutions, special operations and intelligence for the U.S. and allied forces. Cubic Mission Solutions provides networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities for defense, intelligence, security and commercial missions.

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