Meggitt commissions $4.5M of live fire ranges in Kuwait
SUWANEE, Ga. -- July 9, 2013
Meggitt Training Systems has installed and commissioned a new live fire law
enforcement range at Mubarrak Al Kabeer in Kuwait, the first new Police
Governorates headquarters. The Governorate plans ten identical installations
across the country, including the Al Jahra tactical range, for which Meggitt
has already won the contract. Concurrently, Meggitt is completing the
installation of the largest multiple range complex in Kuwait at the new Police
Training College, bringing new levels of tactical realism into an urban area
Under these orders, Meggitt is delivering more than 100 stationary and mobile
targetry mechanisms and multiple sophisticated control units valued in excess
of $4.5M. Equipment will be installed by the end of 2013.
The new Police Governorate Headquarters range features multiple lanes for
greater training capacity and overall range efficiency. Moving targets are
controlled wirelessly through a range operator, enabling training scenarios to
be focused on an individual lane or set for a comprehensive group.
With systems already installed with the Kuwait Army, the National Guard and at
Kuwait’s only commercial live firing complex, Meggitt Training Systems is the
largest supplier of live fire ranges and small arms trainer simulators to
Ronald Vadas,president of Meggitt Training Systems, commented: "It is a
privilege to be the supplier of choice in Kuwait. This award increases
Meggitt’s regional presence, furthers efficient operation and maintenance to
the area, and underscores our commitment to support the professionalism of
Kuwait’s Armed Forces and Security Services."
Meggitt Training Systems supports installations across the Middle East region
from Abu Dhabi. Meggitt’s world-class design of ranges and simulator systems
aids training skill development for militaries and security organizations
worldwide. By immersing users in realistic engagement scenarios, skills are
improved in marksmanship, judgment and accuracy for greater real-world
response. Similar systems are in service with armed forces and security
services in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan,
Lebanon and Egypt.
About Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, a division
of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual
weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and
electronic scoring systems. Following the acquisition of FATS virtual training
systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt
Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of
these two industry leaders. Over 10,000 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
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.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group
operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialised extreme
environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defence and
energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing
facilities and regional offices worldwide.
Meggitt Training Systems
Michelle Henderson, Marketing Manager
for Meggitt Training Systems
Travis Parrish, +1 804-556-3133
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