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Meggitt Training Systems Launches 300° Immersive Virtual Training with Santa Ana Police Department

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Meggitt Training Systems announces the launch of test and evaluation
with the Santa Ana Police Department for Meggitt Training System's
(Meggitt) FATS® 300LE. The FATS 300LE immersive virtual training system
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.

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Commander Mat Sorenson speaks to the media about the benefits of virtual training (Photo: Business W ...

Commander Mat Sorenson speaks to the media about the benefits of virtual training (Photo: Business Wire)

"We are pleased to work with the Santa Ana Police Department and provide
them the opportunity to train their officers using the FATS 300LE, the
next-generation immersive virtual training system. The FATS 300LE will
help officers improve their reaction time under simulated dangerous
situations, sharpening their judgment and decision-making skills," said
Matt Cunningham, Director of Virtual Systems, Meggitt Training Systems.

"We are honored to be chosen as the first Police Department on the West
Coast for the launch of test and evaluation with Meggitt Training
System's newest FATS 300LE. Training is absolutely imperative, and
Meggitt's virtual training system will allow us to better prepare our
officers effectively and efficiently," says Commander Mat Sorenson.

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 – with the form, fit and function of a live
weapon, including realistic recoil 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 an advanced training solution to improve the way law
enforcement professionals react and perform in stressful and
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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