Meggitt wins multiple contracts to upgrade British Army small arms training systems 20608151

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Meggitt wins multiple contracts to upgrade British Army small arms training systems
Meggitt has been awarded £10.2 million (US$ 15.9M) in contracts from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to upgrade British Army Dismounted Close Combat Trainers (DCCT)—small arms trainers, the British company announced Tuesday August 4, 2015.
Meggi  wins multiple contracts to support British Army training systems 640 001Meggitt will upgrade British Army's training systems with its FATS M100 system architecture
The three contracts, awarded in June and July 2015, upgrade existing trainers with the FATS® M100 system architecture, provide DCCT portable configurations, and add Future Integrated Soldier Technology (FIST) Phase 4 Fire Control System (FCS) simulation training onto the DCCT platform as a complement to live-fire FIST equipment.

Two contracts include an expansion of Meggitt’s FATS® M100 system architecture across the balance of the MoD small arms trainers, and upgrades to their Forward Air Controller (FAC) and Indirect Fire trainers. The FATS® M100 small arms trainer supports the next-generation of military training systems and Meggitt’s own simulated weapons selection, incorporating marksmanship, judgmental videos, traditional computer generated imagery and third-party virtual simulation products.

The integrated training solution leverages the existing DCCT capabilities and the FATS® M100 architecture enhanced system features for long-term capability, growth and training sustainability for the UK small arms trainers. This DCCT growth path enables FIST training, long-term system sustainment and productive capability growth to meet future training requirements.

The simulation elements and enhanced software applications are being designed and produced by Meggitt Training Systems in Suwanee, Georgia, USA. Meggitt Target Systems (formerly Meggitt Defence Systems) in Ashford, UK, provides logistics support for DCCT.

Meggitt Training Systems’ Vice President of Virtual Systems, Larry Raines, commented, “Meggitt is committed to a continued, long-term partnership with the UK MoD, one of our most important virtual training system customers. As combat training requirements change and the consolidation of resources and manpower grow in importance, the UK MoD’s investment in DCCT validates Meggitt’s cost-effective and flexible growth path for evolving UK MoD requirements.

Meggitt Training Systems’ DCCT has been the UK MoD’s primary small arms training system since 2003, delivering the first small arms trainers to the British Army in 1992. Similar systems are in service with US forces, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and various countries throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East.