Meggitt Training Systems has been selected as one of five suppliers to provide equipment for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide in a fixed price contract worth up to $475 million over the next five years.
The “indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity” (IDIQ) contract for the US Army’s Targetry Systems programme is with TACOM, the US Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan—one of the Army's largest weapon systems research and development organisations.
Meggitt will manufacture and install stationary and moving infantry and armour target mechanisms and control systems and provide product support.
Contracts are open to competition among the winning bidders, which, with Meggitt Training Systems, number Lockheed Martin, Action Target, Strategic Systems and Saab Training.
Meggitt has already won initial contracts for installations at the Fort Stewart Modified Record Fire and Detroit Arsenal Test #5 ranges.
Ronald Vadas, President of Meggitt Training Systems, commented: “Our selection is testament to the strength of our 15-year relationship with the US Army and we look forward to continuing to respond to its evolving range development and modernisation requirements.”
For further information contact:
Richard Cashin, Investor Relations, Meggitt PLC
Tel: 01202 597867
Charles Ryland, Jeremy Garcia and Helen Chan
Tel: 020 7466 5000
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 organisations.
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 around 40 manufacturing facilities and regional offices worldwide.