Law Enforcement and Commercial Newsletter - May 2013published: 16 May 2013
In this issue:Company SpotlightProduct Spotlight:
Outdoor GranTrap™Industry News: Police Magazine - The Next Generation Firing RangeOfficer.com - Shoot to SkillFrequently Asked QuestionsRead More
Meggitt awarded US $4.1M Army Targetry Systems (ATS) Delivery Orderspublished: 09 May 2013
Suwanee, GA – Meggitt Training Systems was recently awarded additional Delivery Orders worth US $4.1M (which brings the total program value to $12M) to support the US Army’s Targetry Systems program with TACOM, the US Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan. As one of the US Army’s largest weapon systems research and development organizations, the TACOM program provides equipment for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide.
Under these delivery orders, Meggitt will deliver more than 500 stationary and mobile infantry and armor units. Equipment will be delivered and installed to Fort Riley, Kansas later this year. The delivery orders are for three different range types: Known Distance; Qualification Training; and Scout Reconnaissance. All three ranges have fourth quarter completion dates.
Ronald Vadas, president, Meggitt Training Systems, commented: “It’s an honor to be selected for this award and we are delighted to continue our 16-year relationship with the US Army. Delivery of these targetry systems for the ATS program ensures today’s soldiers are mission ready.”
The Army Targetry Systems Program (ATS) is used to procure live-fire training ranges installed at various locations throughout the world. Used by US forces and its allies, these ranges are designed to develop and improve combat skills used to conduct military exercises and participate in actual combat action. Similar systems are in service with forces in the US, South Korea and Europe.Read More
CMPD uses video simulation to hone response skillspublished: 25 Apr 2013
By Cameron Steele
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are using video technology to help improve their skills. The new firearms training simulator is designed to improve reflexes at live crime scenes, long-range aim and other skills.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers trained their guns on the woman as she sobbed, clutching a knife in her living room. Her husband lay stabbed on the ground outside.
“Drop the knife!” Sgts. Mark Faulkenberry and Mike Davis demanded.Read More
Meggitt demonstrates FATS® M100 simulation system architecture at ITEC 2013published: 24 Apr 2013
Suwanee, GA –The leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, Meggitt Training Systems will demonstrate the FATS® M100 simulation system architecture at the ITEC 2013 defence and simulation conference. The FATS® M100 demonstration will highlight multiple simulation and training modes using the flexible architecture needed to integrate Meggitt and third-party simulation, training and gaming products.
The integration of training capabilities based upon CryENGINE®3 and VBS2 virtual imaging software forms the basis of advanced reality training products developed for Meggitt’s FATS® M100. The system highlights the adaptable architecture and modularity that supports the rapid integration of evolving simulation technologies.
The FATS® M100 system, based on the software used to create blockbuster games, movies, high-quality simulations and interactive applications, supports the military training industry’s next-generation training systems and Meggitt’s own simulated weapons selection. The ITEC demonstrations will include marksmanship, judgmental video, traditional computer-generated imagery and Meggitt Training Systems’ advanced reality training products.
Ronald Vadas, president of Meggitt Training Systems, commented, “We continue to invest in new product developments to meet the needs of our customers in times of changing operational and budgetary requirements. FATS® M100 allows the rapid development of training options for customer requirements in a modular, cost-effective package.” Demonstrations will be available throughout the day at ITEC 2013 at Stand C132, 22-24 May; Fiera di Roma, Rome, or by appointment at www.meggitttradeshows.com/ITEC2013.aspxRead More
Meggitt Training Systems awarded US $7.9M Army Targetry Systems Delivery Orderspublished: 04 Apr 2013
[ 4 April 2013]: Since December 2012, Meggitt Training Systems (MTS) has been awarded Delivery Orders worth US $7.9M to support the US Army’s Targetry Systems program with TACOM, the US Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan – one of the Army’s largest weapon systems research and development organizations. The program is part of an effort to provide equipment for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide.
Under these Delivery Orders, MTS will deliver some 1100 infantry and armor units, both stationary and mobile. Equipment will be delivered across 10 military installations.
Delivery Orders are open to competition amongst Meggitt Training Systems, Lockheed Martin, Action Target, Strategic Systems and Saab Training.
Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems commented: "Award of these Delivery Orders is a further testament to the strength of our 16-year relationship with the US Army and we look forward to continuing to respond to its evolving range development and modernization requirements.”Read More
Law Officer & the NSSF Provide LEOs Essential Training at SHOT Showpublished: 28 Mar 2013
Each year, Law Officer teams up with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) at SHOT Show to deliver tier-one educational content to law enforcement.Read More
Military Technology: I/ITSEC 2012 - Why Ground Forces Rely on Meggitt Training Systemspublished: 28 Mar 2013
Meggitt Training Systems understands that today’s ground forces rely on real-world training to win in theater. That’s why the company delivers both small arms training simulators combined with live fire field range and indoor range solutions.Read More
MS&T Magazine: Defeating the IED Networkpublished: 28 Mar 2013
The 11-year effort to defeat the Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) threat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and other contested regions and nations since 9/11 has achieved mixed results.Read More
LawOfficer.com: Quick Tips for a Successful Indoor Rangepublished: 28 Mar 2013
From the moment you step onto a range, your firearms shooting training experience begins. Any officer or firearms enthusiast knows that lead can be a silent killer if proper precautions and practices aren't followed.Read More
Military Training Technology: Shooting the Targetpublished: 28 Mar 2013
When U.S. soldiers deploy to hot spots worldwide, they need to be ready to shoot accurately and know how to use their weapons. Small arms training helps prepare military members for action and keep their shooting skills current.Read More
Military Training Technology: Getting the Shotpublished: 28 Mar 2013
Imagine a lone military sniper, operating in stealth and stalking a target through the scope of his weapon—waiting for the perfect moment to take that perfect shot. He shoots and hits the target with laser-like precision.Read More
Meggitt Training Systems featured in Australian Defence Magazinepublished: 26 Mar 2013
Meggitt's Leon Helmrich explains Meggitt's role in the improvement of the Australian Defence Force's Weapons Training Simulation System (WTSS) program.Read More
Meggitt Training Systems supports local police training rangepublished: 10 Sep 2012
Suwanee, GA – Meggitt Training Systems, local manufacturer of FATS® and Caswell technologies, was present at the City of Suwanee’s ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the Suwanee Police Department’s new training facility. Designed to reduce the cost and time burden incurred in off-site training exercises, the range features Meggitt’s state-of-the-art wireless target systems, ballistic protection equipment and immersive simulation training systems.
“We don’t have to use force very often,” says Suwanee Police Chief Mike Jones, “but when we do, it can be a matter of life or death. So having this kind of training available to us on a daily basis is invaluable. This [equipment] will help move our training to the next level.”
The new training facility capitalizes on Meggitt’s 80+ years of live fire range experience as well as their incorporation of the industry’s newest technologies. This includes installation of the Next Generation Wireless Target (XWT) system with touch-screen controller as well as the FATS® L7 simulation training system which delivers marksmanship fundamentals and judgmental decision making through a series of immersive video scenarios with variable outcomes. The incorporation of wireless BlueFire® smart firearms simulators enhances training realism through realistic replication of the form, fit and function of duty firearms.
“We are proud to deliver a combined live fire and simulation training solution to our local law enforcement officials,” said David O’Meara, VP of Law Enforcement Sales at Meggitt Training Systems. “The goal of our products is to keep our law enforcement officers safe, and that message is especially relevant when supporting the forces that keep our local community safe. We are honored that we can bring the newest technologies in training to this range to provide Suwanee PD with the best possible training opportunity.”
Shoot to Skillpublished: 14 Aug 2012
Officer.com explores Meggitt's indoor range systems, marksmanship and judgmental training, and our advanced immersion technology that combine to take an officer from "rookie to ready."Read More
David O'Meara talks with PoliceOne at SHOT Show 2012published: 28 Jun 2012
Meggitt Training Systems' Vice President of Law Enforcement Systems sits down with PoliceOne to talk about our industry leading live fire training solutions.Read More
Meggitt's Jimmie McCoy talks with PoliceOne.compublished: 26 Jun 2012
Meggitt Training Systems' Jimmie McCoy talks with PoliceOne's Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie about duty pistols and the training issues related to those firearms.Read More
FATS® L7 selected as 2012 state of the art training simulator in Law and Order magazinepublished: 09 Apr 2012
Meggitt continues the legacy and reliability of the FATS brand with the FATS L7 training simulator, the latest in its line of marksmanship and judgmental firearms training systems. The FATS L7 is an advanced, self-contained simulation training system that...Read More
Law and Order magazine: Meggitt's FATS® L7 simulator - realistic law enforcement training published: 09 Apr 2012
The newest version of the Firearms Training System (FATS) is much more than just shoot/don't shoot. The FATS L7 offers the next best thing in place of actually being there. FATS is an outstandingly realistic law enforcement training aid that supplements standard live fire training. Read More
Meggitt awarded multi-million dollar contract for Australian Defence Force training facilities published: 03 Apr 2012
Meggitt Training Systems (MTS), makers of FATS®
simulation technologies, has been awarded a USD $11 million contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for delivery of Weapon Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at four purpose-built Australian Army facilities. This brings the total number of WTSS facilities to 25, further reinforcing the long-term relationship between MTS and the ADF.Read More
Meggitt continues the legacy and reliability of the FATS® brand with the FATS® L7 training simulatorpublished: 02 Apr 2012
Meggitt Training Systems announces the launch of the FATS® L7, the latest in its line of marksmanship and judgmental firearms training systems. The FATS® L7 is an advanced, self-contained simulation training system that easily moves from the trunk of a cruiser to positioned on the floor and ready for training. A compact touch screen tablet PC provides wireless instructor control for ease of use, while an intuitive graphic interface eliminates the need for lengthy instructor training. Read More
SHOT Business Magazine: Meggitt goes wirelesspublished: 01 Apr 2012
SHOT Business Magazine features the new outdoor XWT target retrieval system.Read More
Meggitt Training Systems featured on TheFireArmsChannel.compublished: 07 Mar 2012
The Fire Arms Channel's Max Martin stopped by the MTS booth at the 2012 SHOT Show to talk with Meggitt's David O'Meara, Vice President of Law Enforcement Systems, to discuss why Meggitt Training Systems is the leader in the industry.Read More
Grant funds new FATS® L7 training system for deputiespublished: 29 Feb 2012
Meggitt Training Systems has recently provided the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in Watertown, New York with the new FATS® L7 interactive use-of-force and firearms simulator. See how it is helping to keep their community and deputies safe in the field.Read More
Officer.com: Outdoor XWTpublished: 06 Feb 2012
See Officer.com's profile of Meggitt Training Systems' Outdoor XWT target carrier unveiled at this year’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.Read More
Military Training Technology: industry interview with Meggitt Training Systems' President Ron Vadaspublished: 01 Feb 2012
Meggitt Training Systems' President Ronald Vadas recently sat down with Military Training Technology to discuss MTS' history, products and our long standing commitment to developing valuable training equipment for militaries around the world.Read More
Meggitt Training Systems is recognized as a winner in MT2's Top Simulation and Training Companies published: 01 Feb 2012
Meggitt Training Systems is recognized my Military Training Technology (MT2) as one of the ribbon winners in their Top Simulation and Training Companies 2011 competition at I/ITSEC 2011.Read More
Meggitt introduces industry’s first outdoor wireless target retrieval system at SHOT Show 2012published: 16 Jan 2012
At this year’s 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Meggitt will again be first to the industry with the Outdoor XWT, the industry’s first environmentally rugged, wireless target retrieval system.Read More
Engineers of tomorrow experience Meggitt's simulation systems at Otronicon 2012published: 13 Jan 2012
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, spent four days in Orlando, FL with the thinkers, designers and leaders of tomorrow as a sponsor of Otronicon, a four-day event where young and old come together to see how future technology will impact “how we live, learn, work and play.”Read More
Meggitt to provide free training at SHOT Show 2012published: 03 Jan 2012
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, will be sponsoring and conducting two educational sessions as part of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP; www.shotshow.org/LEEP) at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The training is complimentary with paid SHOT Show attendance.
Meggitt is featured in the January issue of MS&T Magazinepublished: 03 Jan 2012
Meggitt Training Systems' Kevin Dietrick talks about small arms training and the introduction of the FATS® M100 at I/ITSEC 2012 is recapped in the January issue of MS&T Magazine.Read More
£13 million UK MoD small arms simulator upgrade for Meggittpublished: 01 Nov 2011
Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy, is pleased to announce that its contract with the Ministry of Defence for the supply of its Dismounted Close Combat Trainer (DCCT) to the British Army has been amended. This involves a £13 million modification and upgrade to the DCCT in which devices needed to support Future Integrated Soldier Technology (FIST) enhancements will be added.
Meggitt Training Systems Australia awarded USD$30.8M contract for operations and maintenancepublished: 01 Sep 2011
Meggitt, a leading international company specialising in components and sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets announces that Meggitt Training Systems has won an AUD$29M (USD$30.8M) contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to operate and maintain the primary small and supporting arms simulation training centres known as WTSS (Weapon Training Simulation System) facilities.