Meggitt contracted to deliver indoor simulated marksmanship trainers system to USMC

23 February 2016 (Last Updated February 23rd, 2016 18:30)

Meggitt Training Systems has received a third delivery contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) to deliver indoor simulated marksmanship trainers (ISMT) systems.

Meggitt Training Systems has received a third delivery contract from the US Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) Program Manager for Training Systems (PM TRASYS) to deliver indoor simulated marksmanship trainers (ISMT) systems.

Under the $5.8m order, which forms part of the overall $32.7m contract awarded by the MARCORSYSCOM PM TRASYS, Meggitt Training Systems is set to provide 166 ISMT small arms training systems and additional authoring stations.

The ISMT programme is a five-year indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which will see development of system and weapon simulators, as well as deployment and support of more than 670 systems at USMC facilities at domestically and worldwide.

"We've incorporated automatic coaching features, providing immediate feedback to the instructor on the marine's performance."

Aligned with the USMC's current training requirements, the ISMT system offers virtual small arms training for marksmanship, collective and judgmental scenarios.

Collective scenarios are used with teams in a combined environment; the judgemental programme assesses the trainee's response to the immediate situation they are subjected to, and marksmanship hones the trainee's basic skills, which include proper weapon training, correct stance, butt pressure, cant, and sighting.

Meggitt Training Systems ISMT programme manager Kathleen Wilson said: "The ISMT system is designed to be extremely user-friendly.

"We've incorporated automatic coaching features, providing immediate feedback to the instructor on the marine's performance. This provides coaching opportunities in real-time to correct marksmanship skills, and allows for extra training as necessary. It readily adapts to the needs of the specific people utilising the system."

Earlier this month, Meggitt was awarded a $7.19m delivery contract by the MARCORSYSCOM for PM TRASYS to deliver ISMT systems and patented BlueFire wireless weapons.