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Weapon Training Simulation System (photo : Australian Army)
26.03.2012 DEFENSE STUDIES
Meggitt Training Systems (MTS), makers of FATS® simulation technologies, has been awarded a USD $11 million contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for delivery of Weapon Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at four purpose-built Australian Army facilities. This brings the total number of WTSS facilities to 25, further reinforcing the long-term relationship between MTS and the ADF.
Meggitt’s WTSS is a complete small arms training environment that includes individual training in marksmanship and weapons handling. It is configured for the future adoption of mortar simulators for crew and collective training missions with an integrated capability supporting call for fire and indirect fire tasks.
WTSS includes MTS’ new FATS M100 system architecture designed to deliver new levels of realism in virtual firearms training. The system also enables training developers to use and integrate the latest graphics platforms to best effect.
Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems commented: “These weapon training simulation systems and associated devices are core elements of the ADF’s weapons training process and complement its ‘train as you fight’ philosophy. We provide unsurpassed fidelity in weapons simulation and ballistic accuracy with superior feedback to trainees and instructors in a controlled environment. This facilitates a documented, seamless transition to ‘live’ ranges where lessons learned in simulation are applied with greater speed.”