The NEA program is a "transformational program" that will be delivered in four tranches over 12 years, for the benefit of New Zealand Army’s Land Forces and Special Operations Forces.
Cubic Corporation's business division, Cubic Mission Solutions (CMS), will be responsible for the work.
For the initial work scope, Cubic will provide "scalable and deployable command post computing solutions based on its DTECH M3-SE and M3X product lines", with these solutions allowing "reliable and scalable hyper-enabled operations up and down all echelons of command".
“As a leader in expeditionary C4ISR, the TNet project builds upon the success of the delivery of our GATR satellite terminals for the NEA program,” said Mike Twyman, president of CMS.
“With our innovative and comprehensive C4ISR capabilities, we are confident in delivering a sustainable and integrated system that will meet the demands of the modern operating environment.”
Cubic said in a release that "capabilities delivered through the NEA program will support C4ISR and electronic warfare responses within the land tactical and operating arenas, helping to ensure the NZDF can continue to participate in joint, interagency and multinational operations".
"Additionally, it will ensure NZDF’s forces are able to continue support for future deployments in the south Pacific," Cubic said.
“We’re very pleased to support the NEA program’s TNet project with our scalable command post solutions,” added Mike Barthlow, vice president and general manager, rugged IoT solutions at CMS.
“Our continued investment in rugged high-capacity computing, memory and storage enables mission-specific modularity and communications interoperability without sacrificing flexibility or reliability. Our number one goal is to ultimately ensure mission success for our customers in the most difficult environments.”