Meggitt Training Systems completed a test and evaluation with the Miami Police Department in Florida for its FATS® 300LE next-generation training system that delivers virtual scenarios to train police officers in split-second, use-of-force evaluations and de-escalation tactics for real-world situations.
The FATS 300LE can replicate many real-world situations including domestic family disputes, traffic stops and school shootings, which Meggitt says can help improve the way law enforcement professionals react and behave in stressful and life-threatening situations.
The system includes five, free-standing flat screens with 150-by-84-inch borderless projection surfaces arranged in a hexagonal format that creates a 300-degree, virtual environment. It can track weapon movement and provide trainers with detailed information for post-action reports.
The system’s software engine can simultaneously support up to 20 simulated law enforcement weapons systems including rifles, pistols and machine guns and non-lethal deterrents including a Taser or pepper spray. It can also sync with Meggitt’s wireless BlueFire® simulated weapons that form, fit and function like their real-world counterparts, including recoiling when fired.