Meggitt Training Systems, a leading provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training services for defense forces and law enforcement, has introduced a full-size live-fire screen that enables simulation training on a firing range. The debut took place at the 2017 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference held in Philadelphia last week.

“Law enforcement departments no longer have to choose between simulation and live-fire training,” said Andrea Czop, VP for strategy, sales and marketing at Meggitt Training Systems. “Meggitt’s live-fire screen means customers can derive all the benefits of virtual training while using live ammunition within the confines of a firing range.”

Meggitt’s full-size live-fire screen allows users to train within a shooting range using live ammunition while scenarios are displayed on the screen through the FATS 100LE system. The live-fire screen includes a natural rubber screen directly integrated with the FATS 100LE virtual system, leveraging the same software and courseware used for Meggitt’s laser-based weapons. Optical measurement of the bullet in flight determines hit positioning, which means a much shorter guard time (the minimum required by the system to discriminate two successive shots) compared to other available live-fire screens. All electronic equipment, including projection, is located above the top of the screen and is typically installed to the ceiling behind an existing range baffle. This eliminates the need for heavy and bulky steel frames common in other systems, the company says.

Unlike competing live-fire offerings where screen integrity affects hit detection capability, Meggitt’s screen surface is not needed for detection of projectiles passing through the area of interest and is used only for showing the projected image, the company says. It can be readily integrated into live-fire shoot houses with other surfaces for projected images. The self-healing screen is easy to install, according to the company, and can be used with various types of weapons ranging from revolvers to submachine guns. The screen is designed to withstand up to 50,000 rounds over the entire surface area before replacement or repair.

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About Meggitt Training Systems

Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is a 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.