|[December 19, 2013]
Meggitt awarded $18M Australian DoD contract
SUWANEE, Ga. --(Business Wire)--
Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded an USD $18M contract from the
Australian Defence Force (ADF) under the Hardened & Networked Army (HNA)
and Enhanced Land Force (ELF) Phase 3 program.
Defense agencies around the world continue to identify ways to improve
military readiness despite ever-tightening budgets. The ADF continues to
see simulation as a means of minimizing the costs associated with live
fire training while ensuring its ground forces are well trained and
ready to deploy. Using a combined weapons training strategy, agencies
can train within a virtual environment more often, reducing large
live-fire training exercises without sacrificing training effectiveness.
Networked Weapon Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) allow the ADF to
train within virtual environments around the world without the
logistical burden and costs associated with transporting personnel and
equipment to one location.
Meggitt has supplied Simulation Systems to the ADF since 1999. During
this period, two upgrades have been undertaken for the WTSS and IFT
systems. Meggitt is in the final phase for the delivey of the HNA/ELF
Under the HNA/ELF Phase 3 contract, Meggitt will provide hardware and
software upgrades to 18 existing WTSS facilities throughout Australia,
adding mortar crew and collective training to existing individual
marksmanship training capabilities. The contract includes development
and delivery of simulators for 52-81mm mortars; 14-upgraded 0.50 cal
heavy machine guns; new BlueFire® Browning pistols; and an 84mm Carl
Gustav anti-tank weapon with new ammunition natures.
"As the selected manufacturer and training systems' supplier to the ADF
for training and weapon simulators, Meggitt Training Systems is
fulfilling this upgrade as part of the ADF's continuous effort to
advance legacy virtual systems to the latest configuration, improve
overall system accessibility and save on costs associated with live fire
training," said Ron Vadas, President, Meggitt Training Systems.
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. 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.
About Meggitt PLC
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 over 11,000 people at
over 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.
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