SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems, the world’s leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, hosted its inaugural national media day with press attendance from across the country to showcase the rollout of the FATS® 300LE series, the next generation of immersive, simulation training for law enforcement officers. The event featured insights on the company’s growth and the trend towards immersive training from President Jeff Murphy.
“Meggitt Training Systems and the FATS 300LE are kicking off a new chapter with law enforcement nationwide,” said Murphy. “This event is an opportunity for the press and public to learn more about the unique advantages the FATS 300LE offers to help officers improve judgmental skills and more effectively manage dangerous situations when time is of the essence.”
Members of the media from national broadcast networks and trade publications spoke with law enforcement officials and Meggitt representatives in person and live by satellite regarding the critical benefits of the FATS 300LE. Reporters were able to see the FATS 300LE in action – with scenarios from traffic stops to school shootings that help officers improve their reaction times and decision-making skills.
The FATS 300LE delivers virtual scenarios that train police officers in the split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation tactics they need to deploy in real-world situations.
FATS 300LE includes five, free-standing flat screens, each with 150”x84” borderless projection surfaces arranged in a hexagonal format that creates a 300-degree, virtual environment. A small entrance area completes the 360-degree circle.
The FATS 300LE’s powerful software engine can support up to 20 simulated law enforcement weapons concurrently, including rifles, pistols, machine guns, and non-lethal deterrents like a Taser® or pepper spray. The system syncs seamlessly with Meggitt’s wireless BlueFire® simulated weapons whose form, fit and function mirror their real-world counterparts, including recoiling when fired. The system tracks weapon movement to provide trainers with detailed information for post-action reports.
About Meggitt Training Systems and the FATS 300LE: 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 13,600 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing marksmanship, judgmental, and situational awareness training to the armed forces, law enforcement and commercial shooting range owners around the world.
Meggitt’s FATS 300LE brings a 300° field of view to the user, providing realistic, engaging training. With high-definition on every screen and 5.1 surround sound, the users will feel like they’re in the action, facing decision-making pressures while maintaining situational awareness.