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Meggitt Training Systems Quebec will be highlighting its broad range of virtual and live-fire small arms training solutions at Rampart’s Range Day and Expo on 28 May and CANSEC 2019 29-30 May, both events in Ottawa.

At a time when members of [the] Canadian Armed Forces and law enforcement face increasing threats at home and abroad, Meggitt’s portfolio of virtual and live-fire products helps maximise readiness,” commented President of Meggitt Training Systems Quebec, Ed Duckless. “Visitors to our Rampart and CANSEC displays in Ottawa can experience how we enable improved small-arms marksmanship, judgmental and collective skills.”

Rampart attendees will have the opportunity to view and fire at Meggitt’s Stationary Infantry Target (SIT), a remote-controlled pop-up target actuator capable of supporting a variety of US and NATO target silhouettes. The infantry target adapts to a variety of range environments, infrastructures and operational constraints, and does not contain hydraulic fluids, contaminants or hazardous toxins. Lightweight and portable, SITs are easily transported and stacked for deployment or storage and performs all standard target commands such as expose, conceal, hit-fall, hit-hold and hit-bob. The user can easily programme any combination of commands in scenario mode without affecting the default settings.

Meggitt products to be highlighted at CANSEC 2019 include:

  • FATS 100MIL: building upon Meggitt’s well-established capabilities as the small-arms trainer system of record for the Canadian Army, this is a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing revolutionary features such as advanced game engine 3D marksmanship, enhanced diagnostics with intelligent automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training. In addition, FATS 100MIL allows assignment of Meggitt’s patented wireless BlueFire weapons to each trainee. FATS 100MIL forms the basis for programmes of record with the US Army, US Marine Corps and others.
  • GranTrap: a granulated rubber bullet trap that uses soft media to stop incoming rounds and capture them predominantly intact. This minimises airborne lead dust, averts back-splatter and ricochet, and minimises impact noise. The result is a cleaner and safer environment for shooting ranges, maximising bullet recovery and recycling processes.
  • Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT): The MF-SIT has the unique ability to expose from multiple angles with a friend-or-foe target. Movements are precise, dynamic and respond quickly to commands of expose, conceal, slice and turn in any combination. In addition, the MF-SIT will rotate a regulation infantry target through 360° at multiple angles. It can respond to hits; its automatic triggers activated by shooter movements or a pre-programmed scenario. This ensures that trainees do not anticipate target actions, which provides a realistic environment for specialized training. The location of miss and hit (LOMAH) system adds shot scoring by measuring the precise time of a bullet’s supersonic shock wave passing over a ballistically protected microphone sensor array. It can be installed easily via a retrofit kit or on new, LOMAH-capable Meggitt targets.

The FATS MIL100 small arms training system will be front and centre on Meggitt’s exhibit at CANSEC 2019 next week. (Photo: Meggitt Training Systems)

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