June 8 – Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a US$4.4 million contract extension from Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of National Defence, to provide in-service support to the Canadian Armed Forces for Meggitt’s Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT).
The original contract won by Meggitt Training Systems, a subsidiary of Suwanee-based Meggitt Training Systems Inc., began in June 2015 and includes operator and maintenance support for related training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across Canada.
“Our FATS line of small-arms training simulators provide the highest levels of realism for marksmanship, judgmental and collective training,” said Andrea Czop, vice president of strategy, sales and marketing for Meggitt Training Systems. “From military-certified ballistics to lifelike video-based scenarios, we deliver as the system of record in Canada, the United States and allied nations around the world.”
The Meggitt SAT simulator system supports individual and group training across the spectrum of military, paramilitary and security operations. Meggitt’s IFTs are used to train soldiers in forward observer, fire direction and mortar crew skills proficiency.
“Meggitt has been a proud supplier of weapon simulation to the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 20 years,” said Ed Duckless, president of Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec). “We remain a committed partner supporting the operational readiness of Canada’s soldiers, sailors and airmen with advanced simulation and training systems.”