Meggitt Training Systems announced the Middle East debut of its FATS® 100e virtual training system will take place February 19-23 at IDEX 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
“The Middle East continues to be a key market for Meggitt and IDEX is the region’s premier defense exhibition. The enhanced FATS 100e system and our local dedicated team represent a strong solution for customers,” said Frank Socolow, Managing Director, Middle East and North Africa.
Introduced in late 2015, the FATS 100e system a major expansion in weapons training capability, with 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. The FATS 100e system also features automatic coaching -- never before available in the small-arms training market -- and VBS3-based collective training.
Other Meggitt solutions on display will include:
- BlueFire® wireless weapon simulators provide the highest level of virtual realism while maintaining the same form, fit and function of live-weapon counterparts. BlueFire weapons are excellent choices for collective and judgmental training, operating via wireless Bluetooth® technology without cords or tethered operations hindering actions. Weapon simulators at IDEX include the G36 assault rifle, Glock pistol and M32 grenade launcher.
- Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target offers a fixed target head configuration that can respond to hits, automatic triggers activated by soldier movements, or a pre-programmed scenario, ensuring that the trainees do not anticipate target actions. This provides a realistic environment for urban operations and specialized training. The system is operated through radio frequency, hardwire or Ethernet controls that enable great flexibility in range design and usage.
- The 5000 Series steel bullet traps offer a low-cost and low-maintenance solution for indoor and outdoor ranges using fixed firing lines. The design of the impact plates directs bullets into a swirl chamber at the top of the trap for final deceleration. The spent fragments collect in trays for easy cleaning of the bullet trap.
- The XWT GEN3 wireless target carrier is available in both indoor and outdoor versions, and is weather-resistant for extreme environments. It moves along a rail system, powered by an internal direct-drive, dual-motor system, with anti-static wheels for quieter, smoother operation. A rechargeable battery automatically charges via a self-docking station.