Meggitt Training Systems has secured a contract to provide in-service support for the Canadian Armed Forces’ small arms trainer (SAT) and indirect fire trainer (IFT).
Awarded by Public Works Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence, the $25m deal covers operator and maintenance support for related training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across the country.
Meggitt Training Systems president Andrea Czop said: "Meggitt has been a proud supplier of weapon simulation to the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 20 years.
"We remain a committed partner supporting the operational readiness of Canada’s soldiers, sailors and airmen with advanced simulation and training systems."
The SAT simulator system is designed to support both individual and collective training throughout the full spectrum of military, paramilitary, and security operations.
Equipped with a standard set of courseware to support training without any requirement for authoring, the simulator offers an accurate simulation of weapon firing including the effects of wind speed and direction on ballistics.
In addition, weapon aim point, shot location, and number of rounds fired are among the measurements that are identified in the shot feedback screen display.
To help address customer requirements, the system is fielded in three different configurations, including deployable, military trainer, and small unit configuration.
The IFT has been designed to train students in forward observer, forward air control, fire direction centre, and mortar crew skills proficiency, and features an optional closed-loop training capability with appended mortars.
After action review is available to debrief students and provide comments on their performance at the end of a training session.
Work under the contract is scheduled to run over the next three years.