SUWANEE, Ga. - Tuesday, January 13th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE) - Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a $31.7 million contract from the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) to develop and deliver the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainers (ISMT) system for the US Marine Corps. The ISMT system provides realistic, state-of-the-art virtual small arms training for marksmanship, collective and judgmental scenarios.
The award provides a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that includes system and weapon simulator development, as well as the installation and support of more than 670 systems at US Marine Corps facilities both domestically and worldwide. The ISMT systems meet the US Marine Corps current training requirements, but have been designed to incorporate Meggitt’s FATS® M100 flexible system architecture to ensure the systems can meet future growth and evolving training conditions.
Phyllis Pearce, Senior Vice President, commented, “Meggitt Training Systems values the successful 26-year partnership as the Program of Record with the US Marine Corps. Our high-performance simulation systems, coupled with excellent customer support and program value, provided a strong foundation that led to this ISMT Program of Record award. Meggitt continues to support the USMC’s ‘Train As We Fight” doctrine, and we remain committed to the success of the USMC’s training objectives.”
“Since 1988, Meggitt Training Systems has helped the US Marine Corps prepare warfighters for combat situations through advanced simulation training,” said Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems. “Our extensive library of BlueFire® wireless weapon simulators, virtual technological advancements and innovative engineering provides the USMC with superior virtual products that ensure combat readiness well into the future.”
First deliveries are expected the end of 2015.
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Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, is a Meggitt business unit. The leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems worldwide, 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 organizations.
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. www.meggitttrainingsystems.com
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, defense and energy. Meggitt employs nearly 11,000 people at over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
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