Five Delivery Orders Totalling $4.26 Million
Meggitt Training Systems has commenced supply against five delivery orders that form part of a vital US Army combat skills training programme for American and allied soldiers, the company announced on 29 March.
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 five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity. The five orders are for the following facilities:
• Camp Perry, OH: An Automated Record Fire range and a Combat Pistol Qualification Course equipped with Stationary Infantry Targets (SIT).
• Camp Grafton, ND: A Combat Pistol Qualification Course and Modified Record Fire range equipped with SIT.
• Camp Shelby, MS: Two Modified Record Fire ranges equipped with SIT.
• Camp Williams, UT: An Automated Record Fire range equipped with SIT.
• Fort Campbell, KY: An Infantry Platoon Battle Course and a Multipurpose Training Range equipped with SIT, Stationary Armour Targets, Moving Infantry Targets and Moving Armour Targets.
“Meggitt Training Systems has won more delivery orders through all three Army Targetry Systems contracts since 2002 than anyone,” observed Meggitt’s live-fire systems director, Jon Read. “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 reliable and flexible to support both skills qualification 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 armour targets, to provide maximum realism during training. The SIT, for example, 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, SIT 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 programme any combination of commands in scenario mode without affecting the default settings.