SUWANEE, Ga. - Tuesday, January 27th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Meggitt Training Systems will be in Abu Dhabi for IDEX 2015 showcasing its latest product advancements for indoor and outdoor live fire ranges. Meggitt staff will be onsite to discuss infantry and armored target system solutions to support both skills qualifications training and more complex unit collective training. Meggitt’s indoor range equipment also will be on display, including the XWT GEN3 wireless target retrieval system with touchscreen range control.
“IDEX is an important show for Meggitt,” said Jonathan Read, vice president, live fire systems at Meggitt Training Systems. “With a full-time dedicated team in Abu Dhabi, we are able to successfully address the region’s unique training requirements. Early engagement ensures our customers receive the most effective range design, equipment and installation, delivering valuable training capabilities now and into the future.”
With more than 75,000 live-fire target systems installed on 122 military bases around the world, Meggitt Training Systems is the only manufacturer of both live fire and virtual training systems, providing a dedicated team for design and on-site installation. While virtual marksmanship and judgmental training systems like Meggitt’s FATS® M100 and BlueFire® wireless weaponry remain in demand throughout the Middle East, the region has seen an increase in requests for indoor and outdoor live fire range designs and systems.
“We are seeing a growing training trend throughout the Middle East,” said Frank Socolow, managing director, Middle East and North Africa. “Meggitt’s multi-role, live fire ranges provide greater training flexibility for a variety of defense and security organizations. Our indoor and outdoor ranges offer varying distances for shooting; tactical ranges and shoot houses for special security forces; and drive-on ranges for VIP protection-type exercises.”
Visit Stand 03-A30 at IDEX 2015, 22-26 February 2015; Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Abu Dhabi, UAE Demos throughout the day, or by appointment: http://meggitttradeshows.com/idex-2015.aspx
Meggitt Training Systems
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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