United States and allied forces worldwide will soon have access to the newest and most advanced small-arms training system.
Meggitt Training Systems will introduce the FATS®100e, an evolutionary step forward from previous virtual-reality solutions, at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) from November 30 - December 3 in Orlando, Florida.
The new FATS100e system solution is an extension of the proven and popular FATS M100 and a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing new features such as Crytek-based 3D lanes, automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training. The 3D lanes provide 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. Automatic coaching has never been available in the small-arms training market, and collective training is new to the VBS3 system.
“Meggitt’s introduction of the FATS100e demonstrates our continued investment in virtual reality solutions. Attendees at I/ITSEC will be the first to experience the next-generation FATS100e, and we’re confident our virtual training solutions will continue to play a vital role in the mission success of defense forces around the world,” said Phyllis Pearce, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Sales and Marketing, Meggitt Training Systems.
The new system provides an impressive array of functionality for both instructor and trainee, delivering solid weapon handling and shot placement analytics, coaching tools that automatically highlight trainee results for reinforcement or correction, and enhanced graphic capabilities for an all-encompassing immersive training platform. With the new features and expansions, FATS100e will offer unmatched training advancements delivered per US Army and US Marine Corps instructional requirements, including the latest technological developments to meet the needs of combat forces worldwide.
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, is a Meggitt business unit. The leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems worldwide, over 13,000 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.
Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the United Kingdom, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.