SUWANEE, Ga.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Meggitt Training Systems recently completed the joint final inspection and final physical configuration audit for the US Marine Corps’ next-generation, small-arms trainer. Completion of these tests confirms that Meggitt has met all program-of-record requirements set forth by the Program Manager for Training Systems to deliver the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) to US Marine Corps units worldwide.
“This includes the full integration of existing weapon types, as well as adoption of future simulators using Meggitt’s BlueFire® wireless technology.”
“The completion of the ISMT testing marks a significant milestone in a long-standing relationship between the US Marine Corps and Meggitt,” said Jeff Murphy, President, Meggitt Training Systems. Meggitt has commenced installation of the first systems and new weapons, which are fully compatible with the Marines’ existing arsenal of simulated weapons and Marine Corps Operating Concept.”
Meggitt was originally awarded the $39 million, five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract in 2014. System deliveries will occur during the next 18 months at locations worldwide. As a certified program of record, ISMT will train new and experienced Marines in marksmanship, collective scenarios and judgmental video scenarios. Each mode provides critical training based on the skill level of the individual or unit.
“ISMT will deliver a more efficient and realistic training experience,” said Meggitt ISMT Program Manager Kathleen Wilson. “This includes the full integration of existing weapon types, as well as adoption of future simulators using Meggitt’s BlueFire® wireless technology.”
Meggitt’s scalable and robust open-architecture system allows ready integration of Meggitt and third-party training modules and will accommodate evolutions in fidelity and graphic complexity for greater realism. Current Meggitt architecture facilitates enhanced 3D marksmanship, with an intelligent automatic coaching application on a wireless tablet, enabling trainers to provide better and more effective guidance for their training budget.
Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, is a Meggitt business unit. The leading global supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, 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 50 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.