Advanced Simulation, Live Fire Training Ready Officers for Real World Scenarios

2014 IACP Conference

SUWANEE, Ga.--()--In today’s volatile urban climate, judgmental training is more important than ever in the field of Law Enforcement. Officers need to be ready for a life-altering situation before their life or their partner’s life depends on it.

Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, will be onsite at the IACP conference in Orlando, FL, October 25-28 discussing the latest in live fire and virtual training solutions like the FATS® L7 marksmanship and judgmental training simulator, BlueFire® wireless weapon simulators, as well as various live fire range solutions including the new Range Master Control System (RMCS) and XWT wireless target carrier.

With advances in technology, law enforcement trainers are re-evaluating how their departments should approach virtual and live fire firearms training. The days of filing officers through a generic course of fire on the range has changed for most agencies. Budget cuts and evolving calls for service are requiring a new approach to scenario-based, judgmental training. The integration of a virtual marksmanship and judgmental trainer into a department’s training curriculum provides greater flexibility in scheduling and more time on the range, cost-savings associated with ammunition, and the ability to train within scenarios specific to calls for service within an officer’s area of patrol.

“Agencies across the country are looking at ways to blend virtual training solutions like Meggitt’s FATS® L7 with live fire range systems to improve officer readiness and provide a cost-saving mechanism,” said Winn Hines, Director of Law Enforcement Virtual Sales for Meggitt Training Systems. “It’s really about the training needs of the department. Meggitt will be onsite in Orlando to help agencies assess their training needs and look at virtual and live fire range options that support evolving training programs.”

New innovations continue to emerge in live fire range technology. Meggitt’s Range Master Control System allows officers to enter a range, log in through a touch-screen control pad and run through and track their assigned course of fire. This system provides a more streamlined approach to officer training, lessening the burden on the officer and the trainer.

Visit booth 2044 at the 2014 IACP Conference in Orlando, FL October 25-28. Schedule a meeting with a Meggitt team member by visiting http://meggitttradeshows.com/iacp-2014.aspx

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, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems. Following the acquisition of FATS® virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 13,000 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 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.

Contacts

Meggitt Training Systems
Michelle Henderson, Marketing Manager
Tel: +1 678-288-1090
Michelle.Henderson@meggitt.com
www.meggitttrainingsystems.com

Release Summary

With advances in technology, law enforcement trainers are re-evaluating how their departments should approach virtual and live fire firearms training.

Contacts

Meggitt Training Systems
Michelle Henderson, Marketing Manager
Tel: +1 678-288-1090
Michelle.Henderson@meggitt.com
www.meggitttrainingsystems.com