Highlight: Full Range of Live-Fire and Virtual Solutions
Meggitt Training Systems will display its full range of live-fire and virtual training products at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference in Las Vegas, NV, 22-25 January, at booth #12267.
“Meggitt Training Systems combines in-house military and law enforcement expertise with global customer feedback to drive innovation across our product portfolio,” said Andrea Czop, Vice President of Strategy, Sales and Marketing for Meggitt Training Systems. “Our solutions don’t just set industry benchmarks in live-fire or virtual, they also show what’s possible as both businesses become increasingly integrated to provide unprecedented capabilities.”
Meggitt’s live-fire solutions on display in two shooting stalls will include:
The XWT PROLMAGE projected target system, “revolutionises,” image and video targets for indoor shooting ranges, according to the company. 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 10in 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 PROLMAGE 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.
The XWT GEN4 wireless target carrier builds on the 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 company also will have models on display of the GranTrap rubber bullet trap, LE5000 escalator steel bullet trap and RoadRange mobile indoor range.
In addition to Meggitt’s exhibit hall presence, the company will demonstrate the FATS 100P portable virtual weapons training system in the Toscana Ballroom #3703 at the Sands Expo Center. Attendees who schedule an appointment here can see the FATS 100P portable system designed for law enforcement and defence organizations that require virtual weapons training on the go. The FATS 100P 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. Up to six weapon simulators, including wireless BlueFire ones, can be run simultaneously. Weapons on display this year will include a Glock, standard patrol rifle, OC spray and Taser X26P.
Finally, Meggitt will participate in SHOT Show’s Industry Day at the Range on 21 January. Attendees at that event will have the opportunity to view and fire at Meggitt’s Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT) System and LOMAH (location of miss and hit). The MF-SIT has the unique ability to expose from multiple angles with a friend-or-foe target. Movements are precise, dynamic and respond quickly to commands of expose, conceal, slice and turn in any combination. In addition, the MF-SIT will rotate a regulation infantry target through 360 degrees at multiple angles. It can respond to hits; its automatic triggers activated by shooter movements or a pre-programmed scenario. This ensures that trainees do not anticipate target actions, which provides a realistic environment for specialised training.