IDEX 2017

Make it real [IDEX17D2]

19 February 2017

For effective military training, the simulated operation should appear as realistic as possible. The FATS 100e virtual training system from Meggitt Training Systems (Stand 03-A22) is making its Middle East debut at IDEX, with several other products.

“The Middle East continues to be a key market for Meggitt,” said Frank Socolow, managing director, Middle East and North Africa. “We believe our enhanced FATS 100e system and our local dedicated team represent a strong solution for customers in this region.”

He said the FATS 100e system, introduced in late 2015, offers a major expansion in weapons training capability. The system’s 3D marksmanship provides visually realistic and highly detailed terrains and targets, including weather, and striking visual effects such as windblown environments, birds in flight, dirt splashes and explosions. Importantly, the FATS 100e system features VBS3-based collective training and automatic coaching, which has previously never been available in the small-arms training market.

Meggitt’s display also includes its BlueFire wireless weapon simulators, which provide the same form, fit and function of live-weapon counterparts at the highest level of virtual realism. These simulators include the G36 assault rifle, Glock pistol and M32 grenade launcher.

The fixed target head of Meggitt’s multi-function stationary infantry target can respond to hits, automatic triggers activated by soldier movements, or a pre-programmed scenario. This provides a realistic environment for urban operations and specialised training. Meggitt’s XWT GEN3 wireless target carrier is available in both indoor and outdoor versions, and is weather-resistant for extreme environments.



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