Meggitt Training Systems to Highlight Small-Arms Trainers and Live-Fire Products at AUSA 2018
SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 19, 2018--Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, will promote its full range of solutions at the Association of the US Army Annual Meeting & Exposition (AUSA). The military industry event will be held October 8–10, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
“The FATS ® 100MIL is the foundation for the U.S. Army’s Engagement Skills Trainer II program of record, while the new, 300-degree FATS 300MIL delivers unequalled realism through a fully immersive experience,” said Jeff Murphy, president of Meggitt Training Systems. “Both products, combined with decades of live-fire experience, position Meggitt as the ideal, single source for American and allied military forces that demand the best training assets for evolving threats.”
The FATS 100MIL is a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing revolutionary features such as advanced game engine 3D marksmanship, enhanced diagnostics with intelligent automatic coaching and collective training. The system provides an impressive array of functionality for both instructor and trainee, delivering solid weapon-handling and shot-placement analytics, coaching tools that automatically highlight trainee results for reinforcement or correction, and enhanced graphic capabilities for an all-encompassing immersive training platform. Meggitt was first awarded the EST II contract in 2014 and installed the last of 895 systems based on the FATS 100MIL at Ft. Bragg, N.C., on April 14, 2018.
The immersive FATS 300MIL is one of Meggitt’s newest offerings. Immersion is provided via five 150”x84” flat screens arranged in a hexagonal format, 5.1 audio, plus sounds in any direction added by the operator for increased realism. The system also has ultra-short-throw projectors that allow the trainee unprecedented distance to the entity being engaged, all while maintaining a smaller footprint than rear-projection systems. In recent months, Meggitt has created three domestic regional hubs featuring the FATS 300LE for law enforcement applications.
Both the FATS 100MIL and 300MIL interface with a variety of firearms, including Meggitt’s wireless BlueFire ® weapons. A variety of these weapons will be demonstrated with the FATS 100MIL at AUSA.
Meggitt’s live-fire offerings include infantry and armor targets, outdoor and indoor range solutions, target retrieval and training systems, shooting stalls, bullet traps, range control systems, as well as range planning and design. The company has won numerous orders in recent years via the Army Targetry Systems III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity five-year contract.
Finally, the company will emphasize is SHOTT™ House and Road Range™. The former stands for Shoot House Optimized for Tactical Training and provides warfighters the opportunity to practice securing a structure using live weapons. The latter is a ballistically secure mobile trailer, fully equipped to produce a three-position, state-of-the-art, live-fire range for training anywhere. Both the SHOTT House and Road Range can be equipped with a FATS virtual training system to provide a comprehensive solution for marksmanship, sustainment and judgmental training, including force escalation and de-escalation.
To experience the FATS 100MIL with BlueFire weapons for marksmanship, judgmental and collective training, plus speak with a Meggitt Training Systems representative at the event, please visit https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/about-meggitt-training-systems/request-a-meeting-with-meggitt-training-systems/.
About Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS ® and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems. Following the acquisition of FATS ® virtual training systems and Caswell International’s live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems continues to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 13,600 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.
Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
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