Cubic Defence Australia has secured a $5 million contract to deliver training services for the Australian Defence Force’s Combat Training Centre (CTC) in Townsville.

The contract will cover the first stage of the Integrated Training Environment (ITE) at the CTC, which is garrisoned at Lavarack Barracks. It will cover the construction of new communications towers and the upgrade of existing equipment.

The contracts come under the Army’s CTC 2025 concept, which will develop an ITE that is focused on rapidly improving the performance of the unit being trained by creating realistic and measurable training situations using “Live, Virtual and Constructive” (LVC) simulation.

Formed in 2005, the mission of the CTC is to deliver advanced collective combat training to deploying and high readiness forces in order to prepare them for specific operations and contingencies.

CTC 2025 (Photo: Australian Army)

Minister for Defence Industry the Melissa Price MP, said Cubic Defence Australia will deliver a communications capability to support a blended live and virtual training environment for the ADF.

“Having visited Cubic Defence Australia with local MP Phil Thompson last year, I know they’re a very capable local company, employing Australians and strengthening our defence industry,” she added

MP for Herbert Phillip Thompson said he was proud to see another Townsville company benefiting from the record investment in Australia’s defence industry.

“This advanced training environment replicates the complex and challenging environments of current and potential conflict zones. I know from experience that having the opportunity for realistic training simulations can make a real difference for Defence members when faced with real-life situations,” Mr Thompson said.

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