Meggitt Training Systems partners with National Law Enforcement Museum to create simulation exhibit
SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--During this year’s annual Chairman’s Dinner at the kickoff to 2014 Police Week in Washington, DC, Craig W. Floyd, Chairman & CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, announced a major in-kind contribution by Meggitt Training Systems to the National Law Enforcement Museum (NLEM). Floyd announced Meggitt will be a partner in developing an educational and interactive law enforcement training simulation exhibition within the museum.
“We are honored to be a part of such an amazing project”
“We are honored to be a part of such an amazing project,” said Winn Hines, Director of Law Enforcement Virtual Sales at Meggitt Training Systems. “At Meggitt we continually look for ways to improve our training systems and provide officers the realistic training they need to be better prepared for the dangerous realities of their job. We can think of no better way to give back and honor the men and women of law enforcement than to help bring this museum to life.”
Slated for a 2016 grand opening, the National Law Enforcement Museum is being constructed adjacent to the existing National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. The interactive museum will be the first of its kind dedicated to the history and legacy of law enforcement. The interactive simulation experience will allow museum visitors to see through the eyes of law enforcement and experience firsthand how officers train for potentially lethal situations within a non-lethal environment.
Training is a critical part of officer safety and the evolution of law enforcement training has come a long way. Meggitt and the NLEM worked together to ensure visitors are able to experience the latest advancements in this training evolution. Visitors will enter into a theater-style setting and an audience member will be selected to demonstrate Meggitt’s virtual training system. A scenario will appear on the screen and the volunteer “officer” will move through a real-world scenario with various simulated weapons. During the scenario, the volunteer will make split-second decisions and react as an officer would on the street. These scenarios will be based on actual officer-involved incidents and real-world events.
“We are thrilled to partner with Meggitt Training Systems and are eager to showcase one of their training simulators in the Museum,” said Memorial Fund Chairman & CEO Craig W. Floyd. “The simulator will be a key experience—the most immersive opportunity visitors will have to walk in an officer’s shoes.”
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. 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. Meggitt employs over 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.