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January 2017 military newsletter

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Meggitt Training Systems at IDEX 2017

Meggitt Training Systems, the global leader in simulation and live-fire training systems, will be hosting visitors at booth 03-A22 during the 2017 IDEX trade show from February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. While at IDEX, visitors can see a sample of Meggitt’s live fire and virtual training systems on display.

This includes Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Targets, the XWT wireless target retriever, and the FATS® 100e virtual training system with integrated BlueFire® wireless and tethered weapons.

Meggitt Training Systems offers customers the unique opportunity of a single source provider for both live fire and virtual training systems. This allows the customer to leverage single-source supplier synergies and enhance the overall training experience for their end users

As the world leader in live fire training with more than 13,600 installed ranges and 90+ years of experience, Meggitt provides turnkey services, from range design, range equipment and follow on maintenance and operation support. Working with our partners throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Meggitt provides local support to ensure the best in class customer service standards are delivered.

Meggitt’s virtual systems range from basic skills training and marksmanship all the way to integrated systems for large motion platform trainers such as Humvees and Coast Guard patrol boats. Program highlights include:

  • Awarded the US Army Engagement Skills Trainer (EST II), Program of Record, Certified August 2016
  • Awarded the US Marine Corp Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainers (ISMT)
  • Fielded over 5,100 Small Arms Trainers (SATs)
  • Fielded over 40,000 laser-based weapon simulators (including over 250 types of weapons)
  • Deployed in more than 130 countries
  • Full-featured training systems encompass the entire small arms marksmanship training spectrum, shoot /no shoot judgmental training, and combined arms collective training
  • Meggitt’s patented wireless BlueFire® weapon simulators with a wide range of weapon feedback and control capabilities

To learn more, please visit Meggitt Training Systems at IDEX at booth 03-A22, or visit IDEX 2017 to schedule an appointment.



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Program of record and foreign military sales

Meggitt Training Systems, will emphasize initial deliveries of the US Army Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II, foreign military sales of the system, the FATS® 100e virtual training system, plus a range of BlueFire® wireless and tethered weapons at IDEX 2017 from February 19-23 in Abu Dhabi at booth 03-A22.

“Meggitt Training Systems continues to innovate, delivering state-of the-art virtual and live-fire solutions to our global customer base,” said Jeff Murphy, President, Meggitt Training Systems. “We’re particularly proud of our success with EST II, which is generating significant interest from foreign military delegations with similar training requirements.”

Meggitt solutions on display will include:

  • Engagement Skills Trainer II – as the only Program of Record for the US Army, the EST II represents the world’s most innovative small-arms trainer thanks to 3D marksmanship, automatic coaching, a tablet interface, enhanced graphics and compatibility with existing simulated weapons. Meggitt Training Systems was originally awarded the $99 million, five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract in 2014. Worldwide deliveries of more than 900 EST II systems started August 2016 and will be completed by April 2018.
  • FATS 100e virtual training system – a major expansion in weapons training capability, key features leveraged from EST II include 3D marksmanship, automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training – with additional Joint Fires capabilities. The 3D marksmanship provides visually realistic and highly detailed terrains and targets, and automatic coaching – a feature never before available in the small-arms training market. VBS3-based collective training supports Meggitt’s BlueFire weapon simulators and their full line of mortar simulators and Joint Fires training.
  • BlueFire wireless weapon simulators – provide the highest level of virtual realism while maintaining the same form, fit and function of live weapon counterparts. BlueFire weapons are excellent choices for collective and judgmental training, operating via wireless Bluetooth® technology without cords or tethered operations hindering actions. Weapon simulators available for demonstration at I/ITSEC include the BlueFire SA80, M4, Beretta M9, Glock 17, Sig 226, M27 IAR, MSGL, G36, and tethered M240.

Meggitt Training Systems representatives will be available for meetings at IDEX in booth 03-A22. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting this page.



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FATS® and Caswell legacy companies are the backbone of Meggitt Training Systems

Meggitt Training Systems is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems. Nearly ten years ago Meggitt acquired FATS® virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services. Meggitt Training Systems was established and 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.

Meggitt Training Systems is a division of Meggitt PLC. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia, with 2015 annual revenues of $2.5 billion (USD). 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 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.



We’ve been around the block


IDEX 2017
February 19-23, 2017
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center
Booth #03-A22
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Schedule an appointment

IWA Outdoor Classics 2017
March 3-6, 2017
Messe Nuremberg
Hall 3, Stand 3-229
Nuremberg, Germany
Schedule an appointment

NRA Spring 2017 Range Conference
March 4-7, 2017
Embassy Suites
Indianapolis, IN
Schedule an appointment

ITEC 2017
May 16-18, 2017
Rotterdam Ahoy
Stand 43
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Schedule an appointment

May 31-June 1, 2017
EY Center
Ottawa, Canada
Schedule an appointment




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Meggitt Training Systems
296 Brogdon Road
Suwanee GA 30024 USA
Toll Free: +1-800-813-9046
Direct: +1-678-288-1090

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