Meggitt Training Systems has expanded its integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training services portfolio with the launch of a new live-fire screen, which enables simulation training on a firing range.
The new full-size live-fire solution will allows users to train within shooting ranges using live ammunition by displaying scenarios on the screen through the FATS 100LE system, according to the company.
The easy-to-install, self-healing screen has been designed to withstand up to 50,000 rounds over the entire surface area and can be used with a variety of weapons ranging from revolvers to submachine guns.
It will also use optical measuring systems to determine the hit positioning of the bullet in flight, which is expected to result in a much shorter guard time compared to other available live-fire screens.
In addition, the electronic equipment such as projection devices are located above the top of the screen and can be installed on the ceiling behind an existing range baffle, thereby eliminating the need for heavy and bulky steel frames.
The screen surface is not required to detect projectiles passing through the area of interest and is used only for showing the projected image.
It can be readily integrated into live-fire shooting houses with other surfaces for projected images, Meggitt stated.
Meggitt Training Systems Strategy, Sales and Marketing vice-president Andrea Czop said: “Law enforcement departments no longer have to choose between simulation and live-fire training.
“Meggitt’s live-fire screen means customers can derive all the benefits of virtual training, while using live ammunition within the confines of a firing range.”
The new live-fire screen was initially launched at the International Association of Chiefs of Police 124th Annual Conference and Exposition (IACP), which was held between 21 and 24 October at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.