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Meggitt Training Systems Quebec to Highlight Virtual and Live-Fire Portfolio at Two Ottawa Events

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Meggitt Training Systems Quebec will conduct demonstrations of its
industry-leading simulators and live-fire solutions during Rampart’s
Range Day and Expo at Stittsville Shooting Ranges on May 28, followed by
CANSEC 2019 at the EY Centre on May 29-30.

“At a time when members of Canadian Armed Forces and law enforcement
face increasing threats at home and abroad, Meggitt’s portfolio of
virtual and live-fire products helps maximize readiness,” said Ed
Duckless, president of Meggitt Training Systems Quebec. “Visitors to our
Rampart and CANSEC displays in Ottawa can experience how we enable
improved small-arms marksmanship, judgmental and collective skills.”

Rampart attendees will have the opportunity to view and fire at
Meggitt’s Stationary Infantry Target. The SIT is a
remote-controlled pop-up target actuator, capable of supporting a
variety of U.S. and NATO target silhouettes. The infantry 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.

Meggitt products to be highlighted at CANSEC 2019 (booth 211) include:

  • Building upon Meggitt’s well established capabilities as the
    small-arms trainer system of record for the Canadian Army, the FATS
    is a major expansion in weapons training capability,
    introducing revolutionary features such as advanced game engine 3-D
    marksmanship, enhanced diagnostics with intelligent automatic coaching
    and VBS3-based collective training. In addition, the FATS 100MIL
    allows assignment of Meggitt’s patented wireless BlueFire®
    weapons to each trainee. The FATS 100MIL forms the basis for
    programs of record with the US Army, US Marine Corps and others.
  • The GranTrap granulated rubber bullet trap utilizes soft
    media to stop incoming rounds and capture them predominantly intact.
    This minimizes airborne lead dust, averts back-splatter and ricochet,
    and minimizes impact noise. The result is a cleaner and safer
    environment for shooting ranges, maximizing bullet recovery and
    recycling processes.
  • The Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT) System with
    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 specialized training. The LOMAH system
    adds shot scoring by measuring the precise time of a bullet’s
    supersonic shock wave passing over a ballistically protected
    microphone sensor array. It can be installed easily via a retrofit kit
    or on new, LOMAH-capable Meggitt targets.

To see a demonstration of Meggitt’s products and speak with a company
representative during Rampart’s Range Day and Expo or CANSEC 2019, visit
booth #211 or schedule an appointment at

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.