Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, will participate at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) through the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The military and security industry event will be held September 12-15, 2017 at ExCeL in London, England.
“Today’s threats necessitate maximum realism, despite stretched budgets, and that’s what Meggitt provides to government and commercial customers globally,” said Mark Mears, managing director at Meggitt Training Systems, Ltd. “Although proudly based in Georgia, Meggitt Training Systems is part of Meggitt PLC, a UK-headquartered corporation. As such, we particularly look forward to engaging with current and prospective customers at DSEI, the UK’s largest defense and security trade show.”
On the virtual side of the business, Meggitt Training Systems will highlight the FATS® 100MIL small arms training system. Leveraging key features and Program of Record certification from the US Army Engagement Skills Trainer (EST II) and the US Marine Corps Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainers (ISMT), and now undergoing a three-month NATO product demonstration, the FATS 100MIL delivers a significant expansion in virtual small-arms training capability and is ideally positioned for direct and foreign military sales. It also builds on Meggitt’s heritage delivering the FATS Dismounted Close Combat Trainer (DCCT), the UK Ministry of Defence’s primary small-arms training system. More than 150 FATS DCCT systems have been delivered to the MOD since 2003.
Meggitt’s live-fire offerings include infantry and armor targets, outdoor and indoor range solutions, target retrieval and training systems, shooting stalls, bullet traps, range control systems, as well as range planning and design.
Meggitt employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Suwanee, Georgia, plus others in Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Its training solutions have been chosen as programs of record by the US Army and Marine Corps, as well as sold to military forces in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and other allies. Meggitt not only facilitates training for the world’s best warfighters, it also provides virtual and live-fire solutions for law enforcement agencies in more than 100 countries.