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Our History – Caswell

///Our History – Caswell
Our History – Caswell 2018-12-05T21:03:40+00:00
CASWELL

1926

Pete 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

Caswell invents the world's first bullet trap.

1950s

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

1969

Caswell is sold and the company adds electronic equipment to improve range safety.

1970s

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

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

1982

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

1984

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

1989

Caswell develops the GranTrap™, the world's first rubber bullet trap. It's patented GranTex™ material minimizes airborne dust and ricochets, and reduces noise levels.

2003

Meggitt PLC acquires Caswell International.

2008

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

2010

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

2011

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

2012

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

2015

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

2017

The fully interchangeable SafeZone™ shooting stall is unveiled.

2017

The new Live Fire Screen allows users to shoot live weapons during a simulation scenario.

2018

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

2018

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