The contracts received from the Northern Territory police and Victoria (state) Police were for the company to supply FATS L7 and Small Arms Trainers and BlueFire Glock and Smith & Wesson smart weapon simulators.
The specific values of the contracts were not disclosed but the company said they were worth several million dollars and included opportunities for follow-on sales and post-award support.
“Our proven, innovative technology is trusted by law enforcement and military across Australia for its superior training capability and Meggitt’s successful history of strong customer support,” said Chris Jordan, managing director of Meggitt Training Systems Australia. “This has been a long and mutually beneficial partnership that we trust will keep Australia’s law enforcement and defense personnel well trained and prepared for what they may encounter in the field.”
With delivery and installation of the systems in May and June, police in three of eight states and territories will be operating Meggitt’s virtual firearms training systems, the company said. The Australian Defence Force already uses Meggitt weapons simulators.