Meggitt wins contract to supply weapons simulator to Australia
Meggitt Training Systems has secured a weapons simulator contract from the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.
Valued at $18m, the contract requires the company to develop, manufacture and install a total of 460 EF88 Steyr assault rifle simulators and 115 SL40 40mm simulated grenade launchers for ADF.
Meggitt Training Systems Australia managing director Chris Jordan said: "We have supplied, operated and maintained the ADF's Weapon Training Simulation System since 1999 and this latest weapons simulator award further validates Meggitt's long-standing strategic partnership with the Australian Defence Force."
"This latest weapons simulator award further validates Meggitt's long-standing strategic partnership with the Australian Defence Force."
Deliveries under the contract will begin in the fourth quarter of 2017 and continue through May 2018.
The equipment will be delivered to 18 locations throughout Australia to support army, navy and air force training requirements.
A contract was also awarded by Canada's Department of National Defence to Meggitt Target Systems (MTAS) in May this year.
Under the $35m contract, Meggitt will supply surface and aerial target systems to Canada over a period of five years.
The majority of the targets will be manufactured at MTAS' manufacturing facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, with production deliveries expected this year.
The target systems are Hammerhead, an advanced, unmanned surface vehicle target that can form part of a swarm threat simulation of up to 16 vessels, and Vindicator, an aerial target that can present the appearance of various aircraft profiles to radar, for naval weapons development and personnel training.