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Meggitt to unveil new shooting range solutions at upcoming SHOT expo
SUWANEE, GA Dec.13, 2016 Meggitt Training Systems (booth #12267) will debut a new shooting stall, audio and visual communication, and wireless range control products at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) and Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 17-20, 2017. 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.
“Innovation at Meggitt Training Systems is driven by our highly experienced staff of military veterans and retired law enforcement officers,” said Jeff Murphy, President, Meggitt Training Systems. “The three new products we’ll display at SHOT Show 2017 continue a 90-year track record of American-made products, including those under the famous FATS® and Caswell brand names.”
Meggitt’s new solutions on display will include:
- SafeZoneTM shooting stalls offer the customization to create clear or solid stalls, or a mixture of both. Completely reconfigurable and backward compatible, new shooting stalls can be set up in the same location as existing ones. SafeZone stalls are L3 pistol and/or L8 rifle rated and are available with a black frame, solid black dividing panel, and a brass shield to prevent spent casings from going into adjacent lanes. A swing down shooter’s shelf features a resilient surface, raised edges to prevent accidental drop off, and a recessed tray area containing all weapons, ammunition and other range equipment within the confines of the stall. The acoustical blast shield extends to further shelter adjacent shooters, while a site light illuminates the stall interior.
- Aiphone® communication systems enable a range operator and shooters to communicate easily with each other, allowing the operator to monitor changing safety conditions in real time. The digital video remote system lets the range operator call, listen and converse with an individual shooter, a select group or all shooters in unison by simply pressing the selector button on the master station. Or the operator can view the shooter via a video feed, allowing real-time feedback and response time for calls to master control. Plastic or stainless-steel remote audio communication systems provide a similar level of functionality to the digital video remote, minus the video feed.
- RangeMasterTM Control System is fully networked and wireless, allowing for easily customizable courses of fire, lighting and temperature, as well as shooter profile and ordering capabilities. The RMCS wirelessly controls the XWT GEN3 target retrieval system, placing the target down range at any distance. The system gives shooters the ability to move targets to any position between the firing line and the last target line without the use of signaling devices. Shooters can easily control commands with a one-touch operation and can also program static or looping courses of fire. With a fully networked system, range operators now have the ability to provide unique user logins and passwords. This accessibility allows trainers or individual users to pre-configure courses of fire and assign to a specific shooter.
Meggitt Training Systems representatives will be available for meetings at SHOT Show in booth #12267. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting https://meggitttrainingsystems.com/About-Meggitt/Trade-show-schedule/Shot-Show-2017.
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. 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 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.
About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader in aerospace, defense and energy, employing nearly 11,000 people at more than 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.