Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded additional delivery orders worth $17.7m to continue to support the US Army’s targetry systems (ATS) programme.

Following this contract, the total programme value of Meggitt will be $30.5m.

The scope of supply for this contract includes more than 1,850 stationary and mobile infantry targets; more than 165 mobile and stationary field armoured targets; as well as target controllers and various interfacing devices.

"Equipment is designed to develop and improve combat skills and facilitate participation in operations."

This equipment is designed to develop and improve combat skills and facilitate participation in operations, and will be installed within the army bases across the US and Europe.

Meggitt training systems president Ronald Vadas said: "Meggitt’s long standing association with the ATS programme coupled with the delivery of these new targetry systems further solidifies our valued relationship with the US Army.

"The Meggitt-provided systems will ensure our soldiers remain mission ready."

Pursued jointly by the Tank Automotive Command (Tacom) and the US Army Contracting Command (ACC), the ATS programme forms part of an initiative to deliver equipment for live-fire training ranges at US Army installations worldwide.

Capable of developing and enhancing combat skills required to conduct infantry and armoured military exercises, and for participation in actual combat action against opposing forces, the training ranges are currently operational with the forces in the US, South Korea and Europe.

Originally awarded to five companies in October 2011, the indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ATS programme contract has a maximum potential value of up to $475m over the next five years.

Contractors also include Lockheed Martin, Action Target, Strategic Systems and SAAB Training, which also received initial contracts for delivery of equipment for installation at Fort Stewart’s Modified Record Fire range and Test #5 ranges at Detroit Arsenal in Michigan, US.

Defence Technology