Cubic Corp. headquarters in Kearny Mesa. Courtesy Cubic

San Diego’s Cubic Corp. won a $500 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to help the government counter weapons of mass destruction.

Under the contract, announced Wednesday, Cubic’s Mission Support Services unit will provide chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive exercise, training, capability assessment, and capacity development support services.

Bill Toti, president of the Cubic unit, said the work will “mitigate threats and keep warfighters and citizens safe.”

Cubic has worked with the agency, whose role is to counter “future threats long before they have a chance to harm the United States,” for the past 15 years.

“This is an important mission executed by dedicated personnel in every corner of the globe who are passionate about their work,” Toti said.

Cubic has three major business segments: fare systems for urban transit, combat training systems, and defense support services.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.