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Meggitt Training Systems to Highlight Virtual Training Systems at LAAD 2019 in Brazil

March 18, 2019

SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 18, 2019--Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, will highlight its full range of small-arms simulators during the LAAD Defense & Security event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Apr. 2-5, 2019. The company will be in the State of Georgia booth, Pavilion 4 N.18.

“Meggitt Training Systems offers our Latin American customer base an unrivalled choice in virtual training, beginning with our portable FATS ® 100P, ideal for transportation between remote locations,” said Matt Cunningham, Meggitt’s director of virtual systems sales. “Customers with more robust needs can step up to our FATS 100MIL, used by military forces throughout the world, as well as the three-screen FATS 180LE and five-screen FATS 300LE for greater immersion.”

The FATS 100P features advanced functionality for both instructor and trainee, delivering weapon handling and shot placement analytics, marksmanship automatic coaching tools, video-based judgmental training for escalation and de-escalation, and enhanced graphic capabilities, all in a compact package. Portable and light, the FATS 100P comes in two rugged hand-carry cases the size of a large range bag that allow easy transportation, set-up and operation by one person. Up to six weapon simulators, including Meggitt’s patented BlueFire ® wireless weapons, can be run simultaneously.

Chosen as the system of record by the US Army, US Marine Corps, United Kingdom and Australia, 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.

The FATS 180LE provides 180-degree high definition projection on three borderless 150” X 84” screens with a 16:9 aspect ratio, while the FATS 300LE utilizes five screens for a fully immersive, 300-degree experience. A 5.1 surround sound audio system with directional sound effects allows instructors to incorporate unsettling noise from any direction to elevate situational awareness. The FATS 180LE and 300LE support up to 20 simulated weapons, including wireless BlueFire ones. Up to four simulated weapons can be assigned to a single user. These include rifles, pistols, shotguns and less-lethal OC spray and TASERs ®. Current FATS 100 systems can be upgraded easily to the FATS 180LE or 300LE.

To speak with a Meggitt representative during LAAD 2019, visit Pavilion 4 N.18 or schedule an appointment at https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/about/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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