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San Diego Engineering Council Honors Cubic Engineer, Training Technology


SAN DIEGO, Mar 21, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- San Diego`s engineering community
recently recognized Dr. Kesh Bakhru for his contributions to both engineering
and education.

Bakhru is a scientist for the Cubic Defense Applications group, the defense and
communications segment of Cubic Corp. (AMEX: CUB). Cubic was also honored for its
development of highly adaptable air and ground combat training systems.

Cubic received the recognition from the San Diego Engineering Council, which
represents numerous professional societies such as the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE), the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association
(AFCEA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of
Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the International Council on
Systems Engineering (ICSE). Representatives from UC San Diego, the University of
San Diego, San Diego State University, San Diego City College, Mesa College and
the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center also attended.

Dr. Bahkru, a scientist in Cubic`s Advanced Technology division, received the
"Outstanding Electrical Engineering Service Award" for both professional and
academic accomplishments. A native of India, he has worked at Cubic for 25 years
and also leads professional activities for the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in the San Diego area. Dr. Bakhru is a Fellow of
IEEE for his contributions to analysis and technology of jam-resistant
communication systems, and holds a U.S. patent for the Video Codec, a device
that allows compression and decompression of video images so they can be sent
via email.

Dr. Bakhru also has a strong commitment to education. A former San Diego State
University professor, he now teaches evening classes at SDSU and in the past has
taught at the University of San Diego in addition to his professional
responsibilities for Cubic. He also works with local teachers to help boost the
lagging math and science skills of K-12 students throughout San Diego. He has
designed projects that help teachers convey basic math and scientific principles
to students, and has also designed teacher education workshops.

"By developing and leading teacher education programs in San Diego, Kesh Bakhru
has a direct and continuing impact on improving math, science and technology
education at numerous local schools," the council stated in presenting his
award.

"It is wonderful to receive recognition from peers and to know that what we are
doing here at Cubic is valuable," Dr. Bakhru commented. "I see teaching and
helping teachers as a way for me to give back what I have gained since I came to
this country. I have received very positive feedback from the people I have
worked with in education."

Dr. Bakhru won the San Diego Engineering Council`s "Engineer of the Year" award
in 2000.

The council selected Cubic`s Air and Ground Combat Training Systems for the
"Outstanding Electrical Engineering Project Award." It described Cubic`s new
joint and combined arms training systems as "interoperable, readily deployable
and adaptable to tomorrow`s weapons" and said they "directly enhance homeland
defense and military effectiveness overseas by providing realistic training
during joint and coalition force on force exercises."

Cited as significant products under this award were Cubic`s Air Combat
Maneuvering Instrumentation System (ACMI), Joint Readiness Training Center --
Instrumentation System (JRTC-IS) at Fort Polk, La., Multiple Integrated Laser
Engagement System (MILES), Area Weapons Effects Simulator (AWES) and the
Advanced Attack Helicopter Live Training System.

"Cubic is honored that one of our engineers and several of our air and ground
combat training products have been recognized by the San Diego Engineering
Council, which encompasses some of the most prestigious engineering societies in
the world," said Bruce Roberts, Cubic`s senior vice president for advanced
technology, engineering and operations. "It means a great deal to our engineers
to have their work recognized. We at Cubic, of course, have always known and
appreciated their talent."

Cubic Defense Applications Group produces instrumented air and ground combat
training systems, battle command training, simulations and simulation support
for U.S. and allied military forces. The group also produces high technology
avionics, data links and communications products for government and commercial
customers, and a wide range of technical and logistics services. The
corporation`s other major segment, Cubic Transportation Systems, designs and
manufactures automatic fare collection systems for public mass transit
authorities. For more information about Cubic, see the company` web site at
www.cubic.com.
 
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