SOURCE: Meggitt Training Systems

Meggitt Training Systems

April 25, 2013 10:00 ET

Meggitt Demonstrates FATS® M100 Simulation System Architecture at ITEC 2013

SUWANEE, GA--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2013) - The leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, Meggitt Training Systems will demonstrate the FATS® M100 simulation system architecture at the ITEC 2013 defence and simulation conference. The FATS® M100 demonstration will highlight multiple simulation and training modes using the flexible architecture needed to integrate Meggitt and third-party simulation, training and gaming products. 

The integration of training capabilities based upon CryENGINE®3 and VBS2 virtual imaging software forms the basis of advanced reality training products developed for Meggitt's FATS® M100. The system highlights the adaptable architecture and modularity that supports the rapid integration of evolving simulation technologies. 

The FATS® M100 system, based on the software used to create blockbuster games, movies, high-quality simulations and interactive applications, supports the military training industry's next-generation training systems and Meggitt's own simulated weapons selection. The ITEC demonstrations will include marksmanship, judgmental video, traditional computer-generated imagery and Meggitt Training Systems' advanced reality training products.

Ronald Vadas, president of Meggitt Training Systems, commented, "We continue to invest in new product developments to meet the needs of our customers in times of changing operational and budgetary requirements. FATS® M100 allows the rapid development of training options for customer requirements in a modular, cost-effective package." 

Demonstrations will be available throughout the day at ITEC 2013 at Stand C132, 22-24 May; Fiera di Roma, Rome, or by appointment at www.meggitttradeshows.com/ITEC2013.aspx.

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.