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Meggitt Training Systems Hosts National Media Day to Spotlight Life-Saving Police Technology

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Meggitt Training Systems, the world's leading provider of integrated
live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, hosted its inaugural
national media day with press attendance from across the country to
showcase the rollout of the FATS® 300LE series, the next
generation of immersive, simulation training for law enforcement
officers. The event featured insights on the company's growth and the
trend towards immersive training from President Jeff Murphy.

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300-degree view of Meggitt Training Systems FATS® 300LE (Photo: Business Wire)

300-degree view of Meggitt Training Systems FATS® 300LE (Photo: Business Wire)

"Meggitt Training Systems and the FATS 300LE are kicking off a new
chapter with law enforcement nationwide," said Murphy. "This event is an
opportunity for the press and public to learn more about the unique
advantages the FATS 300LE offers to help officers improve judgmental
skills and more effectively manage dangerous situations when time is of
the essence."

Members of the media from national broadcast networks and trade
publications spoke with law enforcement officials and Meggitt
representatives in person and live by satellite regarding the critical
benefits of the FATS 300LE. Reporters were able to see the FATS 300LE in
action – with scenarios from traffic stops to school shootings that help
officers improve their reaction times and decision-making skills.

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.

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 20 simulated
law enforcement weapons 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 whose form, fit and function mirror their real-world
counterparts, including recoiling when fired. The system tracks weapon
movement to provide trainers with detailed information for post-action
reports.

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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