Meggitt Training Systems Launches Virtual Training with Miami Police Department
Miami Police Officer L. Gonzalez demonstrates FATS® 300LE for media
(photograph courtesy of Miami Police Deparment)
Suwanee, GA –Meggitt Training Systems announces launch a test and evaluation with the Miami Police Department for Meggitt Training System (Meggitt) FATS® 300LE. The FATS 300LE delivers virtual scenarios that train police officers in the split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation tactics they need to deploy in real-world situations.
“We are delighted to partner with the Miami Police Department to provide their officers the FATS 300LE, the next-generation training system to sharpen their decision-making skills and help them make the most appropriate decisions, especially when seconds count in hazardous situations,” said Matt Cunningham, Director of Virtual Systems, Meggitt Training Systems.
“This system will provide our officers with the absolute best training there is in the country,” said Miami Police Department Chief of Police Jorge Colina.
The FATS 300LE includes five, free-standing flat screens, each with 150”x84” borderless projection surfaces arranged in a hexagonal format that creates a 300-degree, virtual environment. A small entrance area completes the 360 degree circle.
The FATS 300LE’s powerful software engine can support up to twenty simulated law enforcement weapons systems concurrently, including rifles, pistols, machine guns, and non-lethal deterrents like a Taser or pepper spray. The system syncs seamlessly with Meggitt’s wireless BlueFire® simulated weapons – that form, fit and function exactly like their real-world counterparts, including recoiling when fired. The system tracks weapon movement to provide trainers with detailed information for post-action reports.
Through its ability to replicate many different real-world situations. From domestic family disputes and traffic stops to school shootings, the FATS 300LE provides a next-generation training solution to improve the way law enforcement professionals react and behave in stressful and at times life-threatening situations.
About Meggitt Training Systems and the FATS 300LE: 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 has continued 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 marksmanship, judgmental, and situational awareness training to the armed forces, law enforcement and commercial shooting range owners around the world.
Meggitt’s FATS 300LE brings a 300° field of view to the user, providing realistic, engaging training. With high-definition on every screen and 5.1 surround sound, the users will feel like they’re in the action, facing decision-making pressures while maintaining situational awareness.
For further information contact:
Meggitt Training Systems
Tel: +1 678 288 1090