Field range equipment control systems
Meggitt Training Systems believes that military field range operation should never be inhibited by shortcomings in the control system. It is for this reason that a number of options are available for legacy as well as current and future outdoor and indoor ranges.
RangeMaster™ 9000 (RM9K) range controller
For computer controlled ranges, Meggitt uses its RangeMaster™ 9000 (RM9K) family of devices. RangeMaster™ is a Microsoft Windows® based software application developed by Meggitt. RangeMaster™ controls targetry, simulators and other accessories for small arms and armor range systems. Most target commands are entered with a simple click of the mouse or selected from drop-down menus. Scenarios can be written directly on the RangeMaster computer or on any other computer using common word processing software. Target status, hit results and report generation are all available.
On traditional ranges with a control tower, the RM9K installation is typically a desktop computer with an accompanying adapter for cable or radio controlled application. The system also supports ranges using a combination of both radio and cable controlled targetry. On ranges where security is an issue when the range is vacant, a laptop computer can be employed and the laptop secured when not in use. Meggitt also offers a ruggedized laptop computer control package to allow range control from a vehicle or temporary location.
Meggitt radio controlled targets and simulators can also be controlled by a line of purpose-built portable, hand-held controllers. They allow programmed scenario preparation and execution as well as manual control of the targets. Hit results and target status are also available to the operator.
RangeMaster™ 10K (RM9K) range controller
Meggitt Training Systems revolutionized range operations by developing a range control system that allows range officers to leave the control room while still retaining complete control of the range. RangeMaster™10K control system combines touch screen technology and wireless communication to give range officers unprecedented control from any location in the range.
Handheld wireless devices provide the portability to allow range operators full automation of the range while interacting with the shooters at the line. With RangeMaster™10K, range operators are no longer confined to a control room so more time can be devoted to firearms instruction rather than range management.