Sep 23, 2019
Meggitt Training Systems, the leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services for armed forces and law enforcement, will display its newest Stationary Infantry Target (SIT) with LOMAH (location of miss and hit) at the Association of the US Army Annual Meeting & Exposition (AUSA). The military industry event will be held October 14-16, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Meggitt’s SIT is a remote-controlled pop-up target actuator, capable of supporting a variety of target silhouettes. The lightweight and portable target adapts to a variety of range environments, infrastructures and operational constraints, and does not contain hydraulic fluids, contaminants or hazardous toxins. The 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. Triangulation of sound waves for hit location makes Meggitt’s offering unique in this market, computing 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 SIT.
Meggitt’s live-fire offerings include infantry and armor targets, outdoor and indoor range solutions, target retrieval and training systems, shooting stalls, bullet traps, range control systems, as well as range planning and design. The company has won numerous orders in recent years via the Army Targetry Systems (ATS) III indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, five-year contract, including $15.8 million awarded by Tank-automotive & Armaments Command since May 2019.
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“Meggitt’s LOMAH capability is truly industry leading, offering superior accuracy while saving precious manpower downrange,” said Andrea Czop, vice president of strategy, sales and marketing for Meggitt Training Systems. “Meanwhile, the FATS® 100MIL virtual training system has generated global interest from allied nations looking to achieve the highest fidelity for marksmanship, judgmental and collective training.”
The FATS 100MIL 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 collective training. The system provides an impressive array of functionality for both instructor and trainee, delivering solid weapon-handling and shot-placement analytics, coaching tools that automatically highlight trainee results for reinforcement or correction, and enhanced graphic capabilities for an all-encompassing immersive training platform. Meggitt was first awarded the Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) II program of record contract in 2014 and installed the last of 895 systems based on the FATS 100MIL at Ft. Bragg, N.C., on April 14, 2018. The FATS 100MIL interfaces with a variety of firearms, including Meggitt’s wireless BlueFire® weapons. A variety of these weapons will be demonstrated at AUSA.