Meggitt to Build a U.S. Army Simulation System

On October 16, 2014, the British aerospace equipment engineering company, Meggitt PLC, announced their new contract to build a new Simulation System for the U.S. Army. Ordered with the intent to improve the quality of training soldiers and the effectiveness of training instructors, this new simulation system will be a next-generation virtual small arms trainer running on a new upgraded system.This system, dubbed the FATS M100 system, will replace the currently used EST 2000 system. Features of the new FATS M100 system include an open architecture that will allow the use of both Meggitt and third-party training modules. Army personnel will get the chance to work on their marksmanship and build experience in a three dimensional setting all while receiving coaching at the same time.

The new system also provides better efficiency as wireless tablets will be compatible with the system to change training scenarios hastily within training sessions. The contract awarded Meggitt with $99 Million and will last duration of 5 years. Over the course of the contracts duration, Meggitt will provide the U.S. Army with more than 1,000 upgraded systems and simulated weapons for several different defense facilities. The first units of the new system will arrive at Army facilities in December 2015. Meggitt PLC, headquartered at Bournemouth Airport in Dorset, England, is one of the top Aerospace Defense producers in the world. Meeting over $2045 Million in yearly revenue, the company is liste on the London Stock Exchange and is a part of the FTSE 100 Index.

Meggitt’s operations are categorized by Aerospace Equipment, Defense Systems, and Sensing Systems. The company is also well known for their Meggitt BTT-3 Banshee, a target drone developed for air systems training. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website Just NSN Parts, is a leading distributor of Meggitt PLC parts, boasting a comprehensive inventory of both current and obsolete product lines as well as the capabilities to procure any parts we do not have. Please contact ASAP Semiconductor today at or at 1-714-705-4780 and one of our knowledgeable sales staff will be ready to assist you.


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