SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems’ new Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) training system will make its Canadian debut in Ottawa at CANSEC 2017 from May 31 – June 1, 2017, with demonstrations available by company representatives at booth 121. The company will also display a broader version of its remote weapons station (RWS) desktop trainer.
“Meggitt’s RWS and ATGM desktop trainers represent a cost effective training solution to meet today’s budget constrained training requirements,” said Ed Duckless, president of Meggitt Training Systems Quebec. “Visitors to Meggitt’s CANSEC 2017 booth will experience the benefits of virtual training to ensure the continued readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces.”
Meggitt Training Systems’ RWS and ATGM desktop trainers simulate all critical live functions for the practice and improvement of precision-gunnery skills. Highlights include a realistic, synthetic 3D environment and state-of-the-art visual effects and sounds. This enables the crew to perform tasks, drills and procedures while manipulating actual weapon hand controls and replicated weapon control interfaces. The desktop trainers are pre-loaded with multiple terrain databases and a wide selection of targets, including enemy forces, friendly forces and civilians. System networking allows full crew training, including a crew commander, gunner and driver stations. Networked systems also offer platoon collective training, or can feed into a larger training simulation system through its HLA architecture.
The Remote Weapons Station (RWS) supports the .50cal (M2HB), C16 (MK19), C6 GPMG (M240) and C9 LMG (M249) weapons and their ammunition. The ATGM supports the vehicle mounted TOW missile, and can be readily adapted to deliver a multitude of solutions. The RWS and ATGM also provides control of the training session from a single station—without instructor control—while simultaneously recording all training session results. This provides greater flexibility in training management as crews can progress at their own pace without the need for continuous supervision. Training results and scores are maintained in the system database and can only be accessed by their respective crews and instructors.
An Instructor Operating Station is also available for the RWS and ATGM desktop trainers, enabling an instructor to supervise multiple trainers taking part in a single session. The system can be used to create customized exercises and scenarios used for specific training requirements. It has a user-friendly interface, which permits the operator to create advanced training scenarios with ease.
Demonstrations will be held during show hours at booth 121 or by appointment at https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/About-Meggitt/Trade-show-schedule/CANSEC-2017/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.