Meggitt Training Systems recently received a $5.8 million third delivery order from the US Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) to develop and deliver the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainers (ISMT) system for the US Marine Corps. This equates to $25 million of awards to date under the $32.7 million IDIQ contract.
“The continued success of the ISMT program is a testament to the invaluable partnership established between Meggitt and the US Marine Corps. Our partnership and commitment is a further testament of the value we offer defense forces in the US and around the world,” said Ronald Vadas, President, Meggitt Training Systems.
The ISMT system provides realistic, state-of-the-art virtual small arms training for marksmanship, collective and judgmental scenarios. The latest award will provide another 166 ISMT small arms training systems and additional authoring stations.
“The ISMT system is designed to be extremely user-friendly. We’ve incorporated automatic coaching features, providing immediate feedback to the instructor on the Marine’s performance. This provides coaching opportunities in real-time to correct marksmanship skills, and allows for extra training as necessary. It readily adapts to the needs of the specific people utilizing the system,” said Kathleen Wilson, ISMT Program Manager with Meggitt Training Systems.
The ISMT program provides a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that includes system and weapon simulator development, as well as the installation and support of more than 670 systems at US Marine Corps facilities both domestically and worldwide. The ISMT systems meet the US Marine Corps current training requirements, but have been designed to incorporate Meggitt’s flexible system architecture to ensure the systems can meet future growth and evolving training conditions.
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.