SUWANEE, GA--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - Meggitt Training Systems was recently awarded additional Delivery Orders worth US $4.1M (which brings the total program value to $12M) to support the US Army's Targetry Systems program with TACOM, the US Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan. As one of the US Army's largest weapon systems research and development organizations, the TACOM program provides equipment for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide.
Under these delivery orders, Meggitt will deliver more than 500 stationary and mobile infantry and armor units. Equipment will be delivered and installed to Fort Riley, Kansas later this year. The delivery orders are for three different range types: Known Distance; Qualification Training; and Scout Reconnaissance. All three ranges have fourth quarter completion dates.
Ronald Vadas, president, Meggitt Training Systems, commented: "It's an honor to be selected for this award and we are delighted to continue our 16-year relationship with the US Army. Delivery of these targetry systems for the ATS program ensures today's soldiers are mission ready."
The Army Targetry Systems Program (ATS) is used to procure live-fire training ranges installed at various locations throughout the world. Used by US forces and its allies, these ranges are designed to develop and improve combat skills used to conduct military exercises and participate in actual combat action. Similar systems are in service with forces in the US, South Korea and Europe.
About Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems. Following the acquisition of FATS virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 10,000 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 UK, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.