Meggitt Training Systems will debut new target imagery, target carrier and live-fire screen products at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, from 23-26 January 2018.
Driven by a nine-decade legacy fielding more than 13,000 ranges worldwide, Meggitt is an industry leader in turnkey shooting range design, equipment and installation for law enforcement and commercial ranges
“Meggitt Training Systems continues to innovate thanks to unequaled in-house military and law enforcement expertise and highly valuable global customer feedback,” said Jon Read, Meggitt Live Fire Systems Director.
“The three new American-made products we’ll display at SHOT Show 2018 continue a 90-year track record of groundbreaking products for shooting ranges around the world,” he added.
Meggitt’s new solutions on display will include:
- The XWT ProImage projected target system revolutionizes image and video targets for indoor shooting ranges. The system is a compact video projector and camera that attaches to Meggitt’s XWT target carrier. Wirelessly connected to a 10” lane control unit mounted behind the firing line, the XWT ProImage projects user-uploaded digital videos and images onto white paper or cardboard targets. The onboard camera provides a constant close-up view of the target for instantaneous feedback. The XWT ProImage docks and charges with the XWT and includes easily replaceable batteries for nonstop run time.
- The XWT GEN4 wireless target carrier builds on the industry’s first wireless, 360º turning system. The XWT GEN4 uses a lithium ion battery with a positive locking connection and ergonomic placement. This technology provides a 50% increase in battery watt hours. The new docking system improves contact design for faster, more reliable charging; that means more time using the XWT GEN4 and less time charging it. Programmable distraction lighting now integrates red, blue and white LEDs with four times the brightness of previous models. The chassis features a new side cover design for wheel overhead protection and prevention of brass drivetrain damage. Anti-static wheels eliminate grounding tinsel and reduce electrostatic discharge.
- The Live-Fire Screen allows users to train within a shooting range using live ammunition while scenarios are displayed on a natural rubber screen through the FATS 100LE system. Unlike competing live-fire offerings where screen integrity affects hit detection capability, Meggitt’s screen surface is not needed for detection of projectiles passing through the area of interest and is used only for showing the image. It can be readily integrated into live-fire shoot houses with other surfaces for projection. The easy-to-install, self-healing screen can be used with various types of weapons ranging from revolvers to submachine guns, and is designed to withstand up to 50,000 rounds over the entire surface area before replacement or repair.
In addition, the company will feature simulation training solutions in the Toscana Ballroom at the Sands Expo Center. Attendees can see the all-new FATS 100P portable virtual system designed for law enforcement and defense organizations that require virtual weapons training on the go. Company executives will also discuss the FATS 300LE, which provides a five screen, 300-degree immersive experience for realistic marksmanship and judgmental training for escalation/de-escalation of force situations.
Meggitt Training Systems is the leading supplier of integrated live fire and simulation weapons training systems supporting military, defense and security forces, federal and international law enforcement agencies, large metropolitan training academies, thousands of police departments, ammunition and firearms manufacturers and commercial shooting range owners around the world.