Suwanee, GA--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2013) - Meggitt Training Systems has won $17M in combined contracts from the Italian Ministry of Defense for its FATS® virtual small arms training simulators (SATs).
Italy's existing inventory of Meggitt training equipment will expand by 55 SATs and 660 weapon simulators, two of which will be new to complement live weapons. The SATs will be the first to include Meggitt's new FATS® M100 system architecture which, because of its compatibility with a wide range of devices and software packages, will support the Italian Army's expanding capabilities.
Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems, commented, "We have supported the Italian Armed Forces for over 20 years. We value this relationship highly and are proud to support them with our latest small arms training technology."
Meggitt Training Systems' SATs have been the Italian Army's primary small arms training system since the late 1990s. Similar systems are in service with forces in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many countries in Asia and the Middle East.
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 around 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.