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Meggitt Training Systems Launches Virtual Training with Miami Police Department


Meggitt Training Systems announces launch of test and evaluation with
the Miami Police Department for Meggitt Training System (Meggitt) FATS®
300LE. The FATS 300LE delivers virtual scenarios that train police
officers in the split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation
tactics they need to deploy in real-world situations.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:

Miami Police Officer L. Gonzalez demonstrates FATS® 300LE for media (photograph courtesy of Miami Po ...

Miami Police Officer L. Gonzalez demonstrates FATS® 300LE for media (photograph courtesy of Miami Police Department)

"We are delighted to partner with the Miami Police Department to provide
their officers the FATS 300LE, the next-generation training system to
sharpen their decision-making skills and help them make the most
appropriate decisions, especially when seconds count in hazardous
situations," said Matt Cunningham, Director of Virtual Systems, Meggitt
Training Systems.

"This system will provide our officers with the absolute best training
there is in the country," said Miami Police Department Chief of Police
Jorge Colina.

The FATS 300LE includes five, free-standing flat screens, each with
150"x84" borderless projection surfaces arranged in a hexagonal format
that creates a 300-degree, virtual environment. A small entrance area
completes the 360 degree circle.

The FATS 300LE's powerful software engine can support up to twenty
simulated law enforcement weapons systems concurrently, including
rifles, pistols, machine guns, and non-lethal deterrents like a Taser or
pepper spray. The system syncs seamlessly with Meggitt's wireless
BlueFire® simulated weapons – that form, fit and function exactly like
their real-world counterparts, including recoiling when fired. The
system tracks weapon movement to provide trainers with detailed
information for post-action reports.

Through its ability to replicate many different real-world situations.
From domestic family disputes and traffic stops to school shootings, the
FATS 300LE provides a next-generation training solution to improve the
way law enforcement professionals react and behave in stressful and at
times life-threatening situations.

About Meggitt Training Systems and the FATS 300LE: 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
13,600 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,100 virtual systems are fielded
internationally, providing marksmanship, judgmental, and
situational awareness training to the armed forces, law enforcement and
commercial shooting range owners around the world.

Meggitt's FATS 300LE brings a 300° field of view to the user, providing
realistic, engaging training. With high-definition on every screen and
5.1 surround sound, the users will feel like they're in the action,
facing decision-making pressures while maintaining situational awareness.

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