SUWANEE, Ga.--Meggitt Training Systems announced the European debut of its recently released FATS® 100e virtual training system will take place at ITEC 2016 in London from 17-19 May, 2016. Meggitt released the enhanced training system in late 2015, leveraging the best technologies to meet current and future small arms training requirements. Meggitt representatives will be available for demonstrations of FATS 100e at the show.
“Training requirements and budgetary challenges are becoming more rigorous,” said Larry Raines, vice president, virtual systems at Meggitt Training Systems. “The new and enhanced FATS 100e system offers cutting-edge training solutions that will be invaluable to our customers, and we’re proud to be demonstrating the system’s capabilities at ITEC.”
The new FATS 100e system solution is an extension of the proven and popular FATS M100 and a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing new features such as Crytek-based 3D marksmanship, automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training. The 3D marksmanship provides visually realistic and highly detailed terrains and targets, including weather, and striking visual effects including wind-blown environments, birds in flight, dirt splashes and explosions. Automatic coaching has never been available in the small-arms training market, and VBS3-based collective training is new to the training system.
“FATS 100e offers unmatched training advancements based upon solutions to US Army and US Marine Corps instructional requirements,” said Winn Hines, director of virtual sales at Meggitt Training Systems. “The technological developments we’ll be showcasing at ITEC 2016 will meet the needs of combat forces worldwide.”
The new 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.
Demonstrations will be available throughout the day at ITEC 2016 at Booth H156; 17-19 May in London, or by appointment at http://meggitttrainingsystems.com/About-Meggitt/Trade-show-schedule/ITEC-2016.
Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, is a Meggitt business unit. The leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems worldwide, 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 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.