SUWANEE, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Meggitt Training Systems (booths #12267 and 6602) will display its full range of live-fire and virtual training products in multiple locations at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 21-24, 2020. Fielding more than 13,600 ranges worldwide since 1926, Meggitt is the industry leader in turnkey shooting range design, equipment and installation for law enforcement and commercial ranges. It is also the undisputed leader in virtual training systems chosen by the world’s most demanding military and law enforcement customers.
“Meggitt Training Systems’ expanding product portfolio leverages an unparalleled combination of in-house military and law enforcement expertise with global customer feedback,” said Andrea Czop, vice president of strategy, sales and marketing for Meggitt Training Systems. “As live-fire and virtual training evolve and increasingly overlap, I encourage SHOT Show attendees to talk to us at our booths, on the range and after our Law Enforcement Education Program presentation.”
Meggitt’s live-fire solutions on display at booth 12267 will include:
- The XWT GEN4 wireless target carrier builds on the industry’s first wireless, 360º turning system. The XWT GEN4 uses a lithium ion battery with a positive locking connection and ergonomic placement. This technology provides a 50% increase in battery watt hours. The new docking system improves contact design for faster, more reliable charging; that means more time using the XWT GEN4 and less time charging it. Programmable distraction lighting now integrates red, blue and white LEDs with four times the brightness of previous models. The chassis features a new side cover design for wheel overhead protection and prevention of brass drivetrain damage. Anti-static wheels eliminate grounding tinsel and reduce electrostatic discharge.
- The XWT ProImage® projected target system revolutionizes image and video targets for indoor shooting ranges. An industry first, the system is a compact video projector and camera system that attaches to Meggitt’s XWT target carrier and can move downrange to any distance on the track. Wirelessly connected to a 10” lane control unit mounted to the shooting stall, the system projects interactive games, digital videos and images that a shooter can upload onto white paper or cardboard targets. The onboard camera provides a streaming, close-up view of the target for instantaneous feedback, including bullet hole tracking displayed on a tablet. The XWT ProImage is a simple addition to any XWT GEN3 or GEN4 carrier, uses lithium batteries, and with the XWT, it docks and charges while in operation.
- Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT) offers a fixed target head configuration that can respond to hits or a pre-programmed scenario, ensuring that the trainees do not anticipate target actions. This provides a realistic environment for urban operations and specialized training. The MF-SIT system is operated through radio frequency, hardwire or Ethernet controls that enable great flexibility in range design and usage.
- The LOMAH (location of miss and hit) system adds shot scoring by measuring the precise time of a bullet’s supersonic shock wave passing over a ballistically protected microphone sensor array. Triangulation of sound waves for hit location makes Meggitt’s offering unique in this market, determining the bullet’s location and presenting a graphical image on the shooter’s firing point computer. The bullet’s measured location provides the shooter the information needed to accurately display shot grouping and zeroing of weapons more effectively, resulting in improved marksmanship skills. LOMAH can be installed easily via a retrofit kit or on new, LOMAH-capable Meggitt targets such as the MF-SIT.
The company also will have models on display of the GranTrap™ rubber bullet trap, LE5000 escalator steel bullet trap, SHOTT™ House tactical environment and the RoadRange™ mobile indoor range.
In booth 6602, part of the Law Enforcement Pavilion, Meggitt Training Systems will exhibit the FATS® 100P portable virtual training system. The simulator features advanced functionality for both instructor and trainee, delivering weapon handling and shot placement analytics, marksmanship automatic coaching tools, video-based judgmental training for escalation and de-escalation, and enhanced graphic capabilities, all in a compact package. Portable and light, the FATS 100P comes in two rugged hand-carry cases the size of a large range bag that allow easy transportation, set-up and operation by one person, ideal for departments sharing resources or conducting public affairs for citizen groups. Up to six weapon simulators, including wireless BlueFire® ones on display, can be run simultaneously.
In addition to Meggitt’s exhibit hall presence, the company will participate in the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP). Company representative Heath Shaw will present “Staying on Target: How to Outfit your Shooting Range for Maximum Safety and Efficiency” on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 10:45-11:45 am in Marcello Room 4504, part of the Sands Expo. Shaw will share industry insight on live-fire range development and operation trends, including indoor range equipment, such as target carriers, baffles and bullet traps. Outdoor ranges will also be featured, with emphasis on sound abatement and rubber bullet traps to meet stringent EPA regulations. The company will discuss increasing requirements from law enforcement agencies for ranges that can accommodate dynamic, tactical training on the move. Show attendees can register for this LEEP session at https://shotshow.org/leep/.
Finally, Meggitt Training Systems will participate in the 15th Annual SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range on Monday, Jan. 20. Attendees at that event will have the opportunity to view and fire at Meggitt’s MF-SIT with LOMAH functionality. Barrett weapons and ammunition will be provided for this demonstration.
To speak with a Meggitt representative during SHOT Show, visit booths 12267 and 6602 or schedule an appointment at https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/about/request-a-meeting-with-meggitt-training-systems/.
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 continues 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 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.