Meggitt Training Systems, a provider of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training products and services, will introduce its immersive, multi-screen FATS® 300 system at the Interservice/ Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2017 at the end of November in Orlando, Florida. The debut follows the introduction of the FATS 100P portable training system and Live-Fire Screen earlier this fall.
The FATS 300 includes five free-standing flat screens, each featuring a 150” x 84”, 16:9 aspect ratio, borderless projection surface. They are arranged in a hexagonal format with the remaining side used as an entrance. Five digital cameras feed information into the hit detection system and short-throw projectors allow users freedom of movement within the training space. The system can be operated in a variety of lighting conditions, featuring a combination of scenario sounds, plus those added by the instructor for increased realism.
“Our new FATS 300 system increases the capability and effectiveness of our military and law enforcement training products by providing a truly immersive environment,” said Meggitt Training Systems President Jeff Murphy. “Existing FATS 100MIL and FATS 100LE customers can upgrade to a 300-degree, high-definition experience complete with 5.1 surround sound.”
The FATS 300 configuration supports weapon and ammunition types available on the FATS 100MIL and 100LE systems – including rifles, pistols, machine guns, anti-armor and non-lethal deterrents like pepper spray and Taser – and other weapon types can be added via installed software. The system can support up to 20 simulated weapons, including a maximum of four assigned to a single user.
The FATS 300 features 3D marksmanship, judgmental and collective training, with high-definition imagery projected on each active screen and uses the same high-fidelity ballistic engine validated by the U.S. Army and other military customers.