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Meggitt Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Australian Defence Force Training Facilities


April 4, 2012 - Suwanee, GA

Meggitt Training Systems (MTS), makers of FATS® simulation technologies, has been awarded a USD $11 million contract from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for delivery of Weapon Training Simulation Systems (WTSS) at four purpose-built Australian Army facilities. This brings the total number of WTSS facilities to 25, further reinforcing the long-term relationship between MTS and the ADF.

Meggitt's WTSS is a complete small arms training environment that includes individual training in marksmanship and weapons handling. It is configured for the future adoption of mortar simulators for crew and collective training missions with an integrated capability supporting call for fire and indirect fire tasks.

WTSS includes MTS' latest system architecture designed to deliver new levels of realism in virtual firearms training. The system also enables training developers to use and integrate the latest graphics platforms to best effect.

Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems commented: "These weapon training simulation systems and associated devices are core elements of the ADF's weapons training process and complement its 'train as you fight' philosophy. We provide unsurpassed fidelity in weapons simulation and ballistic accuracy with superior feedback to trainees and instructors in a controlled environment. This facilitates a documented, seamless transition to 'live' ranges where lessons learned in simulation are applied with greater speed."

About Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems. 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 security organizations.

Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.

Meggitt Training Systems is a business unit in Meggitt's Equipment Group division.

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. Meggitt employs over 10,000 people at over 30 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.

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