Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire
and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and
law enforcement, is fulfilling five delivery orders that form part of a
vital US Army combat skills training program for American and allied
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Meggitt’s Installed Stationary Infantry Target (SIT) (Photo: Business Wire)
The $4.26 million in orders, awarded by Tank-automotive & Armaments
Command during the latter half of 2018 and being installed in 2019, are
part of the Army Targetry Systems III indefinite delivery/indefinite
quantity, five-year contract. The five orders are for the following
Camp Perry, Ohio: An Automated Record Fire range and a Combat
Pistol Qualification Course equipped with Stationary Infantry Targets
Camp Grafton, North Dakota: A Combat Pistol Qualification
Course and Modified Record Fire range equipped with Stationary
Camp Shelby, Mississippi: Two Modified Record Fire ranges
equipped with Stationary Infantry Targets.
Camp Williams, Utah: An Automated Record Fire range equipped
with Stationary Infantry Targets.
Fort Campbell, Kentucky: An Infantry Platoon Battle Course and
a Multipurpose Training Range equipped with Stationary Infantry
Targets, Stationary Armor Targets, Moving Infantry Targets and Moving
“Meggitt Training Systems has won more delivery orders through all three
Army Targetry Systems’ contracts since 2002 than anyone,” said Jon Read,
Meggitt’s live-fire systems director. “Our success in capturing this
business is based on experience of fielding more than 75,000 infantry
target systems at 122 military bases around the world.”
Meggitt products are proven to be reliable and flexible to support both
skills qualifications events and more complex unit-collective training.
The company’s offerings include a variety of multi-function and
stationary infantry targets, as well as moving infantry and armor
targets, to provide maximum realism during training.
For example, Meggitt Training Systems’ Stationary Infantry Target is a
remote-controlled pop-up target actuator, capable of supporting a
variety of US and NATO target silhouettes. The target adapts to a
variety of range environments, infrastructures and operational
constraints, and does not contain hydraulic fluids, contaminants or
hazardous toxins. Lightweight and portable, SITs are easily transported
and stacked for deployment or storage. The SIT performs all standard
target commands such as expose, conceal, hit-fall, hit-hold and hit-bob.
The user can easily program any combination of commands in scenario mode
without affecting the default settings.
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.