SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems will showcase virtual and live-fire range products for a comprehensive weapons-training solution at the 13th International Defence Industry Fair (IDEF) in Istanbul, Turkey on May 9-12, 2017.
“Threats posed by terrorist organizations and other unconventional forces dictate an evolution in military and law enforcement weapons training to incorporate new scenarios,” said Jeff Murphy, president, Meggitt Training Systems. “We look forward to exhibiting at IDEF for the first time and see significant sales opportunities at the national, regional and local levels for our virtual and live-fire products.”
Meggitt solutions to be highlighted at IDEF 2017 include:
- The FATS® 100MIL is a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing revolutionary features such as advanced game engine 3-D marksmanship, enhanced diagnostics with intelligent automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training. In addition, the FATS 100MIL allows assignment of Meggitt’s patented wireless BlueFire® weapons to each trainee.
- The GranTrap™ granulated rubber bullet trap utilizes soft media to stop incoming rounds and capture them predominately intact. This minimizes airborne lead dust, averts back-splatter and ricochet, and minimizes impact noise. The result is a cleaner and safer environment for shooting ranges, maximizing bullet recovery and recycling processes.
- The XWT wireless target carrier is available in both indoor and outdoor versions and is weather-resistant for extreme environments. It moves along a rail system, powered by an internal direct-drive, dual-motor system, with anti-static wheels for quieter, smoother operation. A rechargeable battery automatically charges via a self-docking station.
- The Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT) offers a fixed target head configuration that can respond to hits, automatic triggers activated by soldier movements, or a pre-programmed scenario, ensuring trainees do not anticipate target actions. This provides a realistic environment for urban operations and specialized training. The system is operated through radio frequency, hardwire or Ethernet controls that enable great flexibility in range design and usage.
Meggitt will exhibit at IDEF with its Turkish distributor IPA Defence, in booth #632 in Tüyap İstanbul Fair and Congress Center. Demonstrations will take place throughout show hours and by appointment at: https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/About-Meggitt/Trade-show-schedule/IDEF-2017-International-Defence-Industry-Fair/e/1.
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 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 50 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.