SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems was awarded additional delivery orders worth US $17.7M to support the US Army’s Targetry Systems program with TACOM, the US Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan. This brings Meggitt’s total program value to US $30.5M. As one of the US Army’s largest weapon systems research and development organizations, the TACOM program provides equipment for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide.
Under these delivery orders, Meggitt will deliver more than 1,850 stationary and mobile infantry targets; more than 165 mobile and stationary field armored targets; as well as target controllers and various interfacing devices. Equipment will be delivered and installed within Army bases across the US and Europe. These ranges are designed to develop and improve combat skills used to conduct military exercises, and facilitate participation in actual combat action.
The Army Targetry Systems Program (ATS) is used to procure live-fire training ranges installed at various locations throughout the world. Similar systems are in service with forces in the US, South Korea and Europe.
Ronald Vadas, President, Meggitt Training Systems, commented: “Meggitt’s long standing association with the ATS program coupled with the delivery of these new targetry systems further solidifies our valued relationship with the US Army. The Meggitt-provided systems will ensure our soldiers remain mission ready.”
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.