Meggitt Training Systems recently completed the joint final inspection and final physical configuration audit for the US Marine Corps' next-generation, small arms trainer.Completion of these tests confirms that Meggitt has met all program-of-record requirements set forth by the Program Manager for Training Systems to deliver the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainer (ISMT) to US Marine Corps worldwide.
Meggitt was originally awarded the $39 million, five-year Indefinite Deliver/Indefinite Quantity contract in 2014. System deliveries will occur during the next 18 months at locations worldwide. As a certified program of record, ISMT will train new and experienced Marines in marksmanship, collective scenarios and judgmental video scenarios. Each mode provides critical training based on the skill level of the individual or unit.
"ISMT will deliver a more efficient and realistic training experience," said Meggitt ISMT Program Manager Kathleen Wilson. "This includes the full integration of existing weapon types, as well as adoption of future simulators using Meggitt's BlueFire wireless technology."
"The completion of the ISMT testing marks a significant milestone in a long-standing relationship between the US Marine Corps and Meggitt," said Jeff Murphy, president, Meggitt Training Systems.