Meggitt Training Systems Highlights Small-Arms Trainers & Live-Fire Products
Meggitt Training Systems, a leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, promotes its full range of solutions at AUSA 2018.
“The FATS 100MIL is the foundation for the US Army’s Engagement Skills Trainer II Program of Record, while the new, 300-degree FATS 300MIL delivers unequalled realism through a fully immersive experience,” said Jeff Murphy, President of Meggitt Training Systems. “Both products, combined with decades of live-fire experience, position Meggitt as the ideal, single source for American and allied military forces that demand the best training assets for evolving threats.”
The FATS 100MIL is a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing revolutionary features such as advanced game engine 3D marksmanship, enhanced diagnostics with intelligent automatic coaching and collective training. The system provides an impressive array of functionality for both instructor and trainee, delivering solid weapon-handling and shot-placement analytics, coaching tools that automatically highlight trainee results for reinforcement or correction, and enhanced graphic capabilities for an all-encompassing immersive training platform.
Meggitt was first awarded the EST II contract in 2014 and installed the last of 895 systems based on the FATS 100MIL at Ft. Bragg, NC, on 14 April 2018.
The immersive FATS 300MIL is one of Meggitt’s newest offerings. Immersion is provided via five 150x84in flat screens arranged in a hexagonal format, 5.1 audio, plus sounds in any direction added by the operator for increased realism. The system also has ultra-short-throw projectors that allow the trainee unprecedented distance to the entity being engaged, all while maintaining a smaller footprint than rear-projection systems. In recent months, Meggitt has created three domestic regional hubs featuring the FATS 300LE for law enforcement applications.
Both the FATS 100MIL and 300MIL interface with a variety of firearms, including Meggitt’s wireless BlueFire weapons. A variety of these weapons are demonstrated with the FATS 100MIL at AUSA.
Meggitt’s live-fire offerings include infantry and armour targets, outdoor and indoor range solutions, target retrieval and training systems, shooting stalls, bullet traps, range control systems, as well as range planning and design. The company has won numerous orders in recent years via the Army Targetry Systems III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity five-year contract.
Finally, the company emphasises is SHOTT (Shoot House Optimized for Tactical Training) House and ROAD RANGE.
SHOTT provides soldiers the opportunity to practice securing a structure using live weapons.
ROAD RANGE is a ballistically secure mobile trailer, fully equipped to produce a three-position, state-of-the-art, live-fire range for training anywhere. Both the SHOTT House and Road Range can be equipped with a FATS virtual training system to provide a comprehensive solution for marksmanship, sustainment and judgmental training, including force escalation and de-escalation.