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Meggitt to display live-fire, virtual solutions at Umex

ABU DHABI, February 20, 2020

UK-based Meggitt Training Systems will highlight four of its leading live-fire and virtual training products in the SimTex simulation and training section of Umex 2020, to be held next week in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Meggitt Training Systems is a leading supplier of integrated live fire and simulation weapons training systems supporting defence forces, law enforcement agencies and commercial shooting range owners around the world.

The event for Middle Eastern and North African customers and exhibitors will be held from February 23 to 25.

Andrea Czop, vice president of strategy, sales and marketing for Meggitt Training Systems, said: “Realistic simulation and training are more important than ever, and Meggitt Training Systems delivers through our unrivalled virtual and live-fire product portfolios.”

“I encourage SimTex attendees from throughout the Middle East to visit our stand and see how we can help their military and police forces be more effective in conflict situations thanks to the most innovative and proven simulation and shooting range systems in the industry,” Czop added.

Meggitt Training Systems has an extensive Middle Eastern customer base for its small-arms simulators, as well as firing range equipment and support. This business is supported by the company’s regional office in Abu Dhabi, as well as six other offices around the world. All are staffed by those with extensive experience in the defence and law enforcement industries, said a statement.

Meggitt’s solutions on display for SimTex will include:

• The FATS 180MIL virtual system is one of Meggitt’s newest offerings for the defence market. Immersion is provided via three borderless 16x9 flat screens that can be arranged in any configuration from flat to wrap around, 5.1 surround sound audio, plus effects in any direction added by the operator for increased realism. The system also has ultra-short-throw projectors that allow the trainee unprecedented distance to the entity being engaged, all while maintaining a smaller footprint than rear-projection systems. The system utilises the same high-fidelity ballistic engine validated by the US Army, Marine Corps and other military customers.

• The FATS 180MIL interfaces with a variety of firearms, including Meggitt’s BlueFire wireless weapons and BlueRail devices to convert live-fire weapons for training purposes. A variety of training firearms will be demonstrated at SimTex.

• Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target (MF-SIT) offers a fixed target head configuration that can respond to hits or a pre-programmed scenario, ensuring that the trainees do not anticipate target actions. This provides a realistic environment for urban operations and specialised training. The MF-SIT system is operated through radio frequency, hardwire or Ethernet controls that enable great flexibility in range design and usage.

• The LOMAH (location of miss and hit) system adds shot scoring by measuring the precise time of a bullet’s supersonic shock wave passing over a ballistically protected microphone sensor array. Triangulation of sound waves for hit location makes Meggitt’s offering unique in this market, determining the bullet’s location and presenting a graphical image on the shooter’s firing point computer. The bullet’s measured location provides the shooter the information needed to accurately display shot grouping and zeroing of weapons more effectively, resulting in improved marksmanship skills. LOMAH can be installed easily via a retrofit kit or on new, LOMAH-capable Meggitt targets such as the MF-SIT. – TradeArabia News Service


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