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Caswell International history

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Caswell International history 2019-09-30T14:20:31+00:00
1926
Caswell International is born

Captain Arthur D. Caswell launches Caswell International in response to the lack of safety on firing ranges of the day.

Caswell’s first product, the Caswell Hand Crank target system, is the world’s first target system.

1935
First bullet trap

Caswell invents the world’s first bullet trap.

1950
Indoor gun ranges

As indoor ranges become more prevalent, Caswell leads the development of bullet traps, baffles, dividers and other target systems.

1969
Electronic ranges

Caswell adds electronic equipment to improve range safety.

1977
Training products

Caswell develops the world’s first advanced training products, shoot/no shoot situational training and friend-or-foe range training.

1978
Range ventilation

Caswell leads the development of range ventilation systems to prevent air contamination caused by the lead in the bullets.

1982
Military markets

Caswell expands into both the U.S. and foreign military markets, providing equipment for indoor and outdoor shooting ranges.

1984
Range advancements

Caswell introduces the Road Range™, the world’s first mobile shooting range, and the world’s first indoor, climate-controlled gun range.

1989
First rubber bullet trap

Caswell develops the GranTrap™, the world’s first rubber bullet trap. It’s patented stair-step design ensures maximum round collection.

2003
Meggitt acquires Caswell

Meggitt PLC acquires Caswell International.

2008
Meggitt acquires FATS®

Meggitt PLC acquires Firearms Training Systems, Inc. (FATS®) and combines the FATS/Caswell brands to form Meggitt Training Systems.

2009
SHOTT™ House

Meggitt introduces the SHOTT™ House for training critical skills including forced entry, room navigation and clearing, team tactics and judgmental shoot/don’t shoot engagements.

2010
Entry point training

Meggitt introduces the first Entry Control Point Moving Target (ECPMT), providing realistic live-fire training when a vehicle approaches a typical checkpoint.

2011
XWT Target Retrieval

Meggitt introduces the XWT, the world’s first wireless, 360° turning target retrieval system.

2012
Next generation live-fire

Meggitt lauches the Next Generation Live Fire (NGLF) line of products, a technological progression of SIT, SAT, MIT and MAT military live-fire range systems.

2015
RangeMaster™ Control System

The RangeMaster™ Control System (RMCS) debuts as the industry’s first wireless, full-range control system.

2017
SafeZone™ Stalls

The fully interchangeable SafeZone™ shooting stall is unveiled.

2018
XWT GEN4 Target Retrievers

The XWT GEN4 wireless target carrier is introduced. The new lithium ion battery provides a 50% increase in battery capacity and faster, more reliable charging.

XWT ProImage® Projected Target System

The XWT ProImage goes to market, projecting uploaded digital videos and images onto white paper or cardboard targets.

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