Training systems on target [CANSEC2016D1]

25 May 2016

Meggitt Target Systems (MTAS) (Booth 414) has been awarded a five-year National Individual Standing Offer (NISO) worth up to C$35 million from Canada’s Department of National Defence.

The NISO, for surface and aerial target systems, includes provisions for two option years.

The majority of targets will be manufactured at MTAS’ facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, with production deliveries expected this year.

The systems selected include Hammerhead (pictured), an advanced, unmanned surface vehicle target that can form part of a swarm threat simulation of up to 16 vessels, and Vindicator, an aerial target that can present the appearance of various aircraft profiles to radar, for naval weapons development and personnel training.

Based in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and Ashford, Kent, UK, MTAS provides unmanned aerial, marine and ground targets, scoring systems, payloads and special mission vehicles for weapon simulation and training programmes. In more than 40 years, it has manufactured some 10,000 unmanned vehicles, for service in more than 40 countries, including 15 NATO customers.

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