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Meggitt Training Systems Outfits Dual-Use and Rare Two-Story Live-Fire Indoor Ranges

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Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire
and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and
law enforcement, is taking marksmanship to another level, literally, by
equipping a two-story firing range in Ohio and a dual-use one in North

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The new two-story Parma Armory Firearms in Parma, Ohio, controlled by the Meggitt RangeMaster™ 10K.  ...

The new two-story Parma Armory Firearms in Parma, Ohio, controlled by the Meggitt RangeMaster™ 10K. (Photo: Business Wire)

Renovation of Parma Armory Firearms in Parma, Ohio began in July 2018
and was completed in April 2019. The privately owned, 45-foot firing
range, located in a former US Army Reserve building, now features 21
custom stalls on two levels, only the second double-decker configuration
in the country. The upper level is pistol rated, while the lower one is
rifle rated. The state-of-the-art range is controlled by a Meggitt
RangeMaster™ 10K, which combines wireless and touchscreen technologies
for convenience and flexibility in range operations. Targets are
provided by 14 XWT GEN4 wireless, 360-degree turning carriers and seven
XWT ProImage® projected systems that provide gaming and
entertainment imagery to help maximize revenue-generating range time. A
12-foot GranTrap™ granulated rubber bullet trap stops incoming rounds
and captures them predominantly intact.

The all-new, 31,000-square-foot Haynes/Lacewell Police and Fire Training
Facility in Wilmington, North Carolina broke ground in August 2018 and
is expected to open in December 2019. The city-owned complex’s 10-lane
firing range will include running man targets and Meggitt’s AA2 single
turning target system, which improves live-fire training through
unpredictable, fast-action presentation to shooters. The facility will
accommodate 100-yard static and 25-yard tactical applications for
maximum flexibility during a variety of long-range and close-quarters
training exercises and scenarios. Meggitt’s Range Master 10K range
control system and GranTrap bullet trap rated for .50-caliber rounds
will be featured here as well. The facility’s large size and dual use
for police and fire department officers make it a model for other
jurisdictions contemplating investment to deliver similarly high levels
of training.

“The new Meggitt-equipped Parma Armory and Haynes/Lacewell indoor ranges
demonstrate the breadth of our product line, including shooting stalls,
target systems, range control and bullet traps,” said Jon Read,
Meggitt’s live-fire systems director. “Both are also noteworthy for
their scale and sophistication: Parma as a double-decker range and
Haynes/Lacewell for its flexibility as a dual-use tactical facility.
From design and installation through training and support, our firing
range customers count on more than nine decades of innovation to meet
the most demanding requirements for performance and safety.”

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.