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Meggitt Training Systems to exhibit latest in simulation training technology at CANSEC 2014
|By Business Wire
|May 23, 2014 03:00 PM EDT
As global defence budgets continue to tighten and demand for personnel
and equipment grows, defence-training requirements are driving demand
for simulation solutions. The Department of National Defence (DND) and
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will be in Ottawa May 28-29 for
the country’s largest security and defence tradeshow, CANSEC.
These leaders will visit exhibiting defence manufacturers and suppliers,
including Meggitt Training Systems, looking for solutions to these
“In today’s economy, and with the number of conflicts active or
threatening around the world, a fully operational vehicle fleet and a
combat-ready force are ever-growing challenges,” said Peter Longstaff,
president of Meggitt Training Systems Quebec. “Using simulation training
solutions minimizes the wear on combat vehicles and can reduce costs
associated with live fire training exercises.”
In response to this growing reliance on simulation training, Meggitt
Training Systems, maker of FATS® and Caswell technologies,
looked beyond today’s training needs and designed its FATS®
M100 simulation system architecture with future training requirements in
mind. At this year’s CANSEC show, Meggitt will demonstrate the FATS®
M100 designed to support multiple, simultaneous simulation and training
modes using a flexible systems architecture.
The flexibility of the FATS® M100 has enabled Meggitt to move
forward on new simulation training advancements – such as the inclusion
of a CryENGINE® 3-D Marksmanship Training environment with
Meggitt’s tetherless BlueFire® weapon simulators. In addition
to CryENGINE®, the advanced architecture allows for the
integration of additional internally developed and third party
simulation, training, and gaming products such as Virtual Battlespace®
2 (VBS®2) and (VBS®3).
In addition to its small-arms training systems capabilities, Meggitt
will be demonstrating its armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) trainer and
simulation capabilities and its unmanned vehicle targetry. As Canada’s
long-time leader in the AFV training sector, Meggitt specializes in low-
to high-fidelity AFV training systems, including LAVII and Leopard tank
weapons training systems.
“As a long-time partner with Canada’s Armed Forces, we look forward to
demonstrating the next generation in simulation training at this year’s
CANSEC,” Longstaff added.
Visit booth 414 at CANSEC 2014, May 28 & 29, EY Centre - Ottawa,
Demos throughout the day, or by appointment at:
About Meggitt Training Systems
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, unmanned land and sea vehicles,
aerial targets and electronic scoring 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
13,000 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
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.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international
group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its
specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader
in aerospace, defence and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more
than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
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