Meggitt Training Systems (Suwanee, GA) has won a $4.4 million (€3.9 million) contract extension to provide in-service support to the Canadian armed forces for the Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT), the company announced on 4 June.
The original contract was won by subsidiary Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec) in 2015 and includes operator and maintenance support for related training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across Canada.
“Our FATS line of small-arms training simulators provides the highest levels of realism for marksmanship, judgmental and collective training,” stated Andrea Czop, VP of Strategy, Sales and Marketing for Meggitt Training Systems. “From military-certified ballistics to lifelike video-based scenarios, we deliver as the system of record in Canada, the United States and allied nations around the world.”
The SAT simulator system supports individual and group training across the spectrum of military, paramilitary and security operations, while the company’s IFT is used to train soldiers in forward observer, fire direction and mortar crew skills proficiency.
“Meggitt has been a proud supplier of weapon simulation to the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 20 years,” added Ed Duckless, President of Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec). “We remain a committed partner supporting the operational readiness of Canada’s soldiers, sailors and airmen with advanced simulation and training systems.”