SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At this year’s 2015 ILEETA International Training Conference and Expo, April 20 – 25 at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL, Meggitt Training Systems will be onsite discussing the latest trends in virtual and live fire range design and system technologies. As part of the conference and expo, Meggitt will demonstrate the FATS® L7 compact virtual firearms training simulator.
“Officer safety is our primary concern when developing firearms training systems,” said Eric Perez, director of virtual sales, Meggitt Training Systems. “Whether it’s virtual training or our live fire range systems, our goal is to provide the most innovative tools on the market to prepare officers for split second decisions. Instinctive officer response based on true-to-life training is critical for effective reactions in the field.”
“Using the FATS L7, instructors have the opportunity to train students on proper use of verbal commands, control tactics, impact strikes, chemical tools, less lethal options and deadly force,” said Perez. “This covers use of force policy and reinforces the officers’ classroom education and practical exercises. Simulation allows the instructor to repeat training exercises in a low cost, time efficient manner, while replay and look back functions provide an additional level of debriefing benefit.”
While advances in simulation technology continue to open up the possibilities for law enforcement training officers, live fire training technology continues to improve as well. Meggitt’s advanced XWT GEN3 wireless target retrieval system and the fully networked Range Master Control System (RMCS) provide greater functionality to live fire systems. The RMCS is a touchscreen tablet at each shooting lane that provides easily customizable courses of fire, lighting and temperature. Using a unique customer ID for each officer, the RMCS provides greater flexibility for the trainer and the individual officers.
With funding resources like Policegrantshelp.com/Meggitt-Training-Systems, agencies are able to identify open grants and receive grant application assistance to help secure virtual and live fire training systems.
Visit Meggitt at ILEETA in Suite 1509 for a virtual simulation demonstration or booth #403 in the exhibit hall for information on Meggitt’s live fire products. To schedule an appointment, please visit http://meggitttradeshows.com/ileeta-2015.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.