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January 13, 2012

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Meggitt Introduces Industry's First Outdoor Wireless Target Retrieval System at SHOT Show 2012


Suwanee, GA –At this year’s 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Meggitt will again be first to the industry with the Outdoor XWT, the industry’s first environmentally rugged, wireless target retrieval system.

“Wireless is now the industry standard for most everything and targetry is no different,” said David O’Meara, Vice President Law Enforcement Sales. “The XWT was the first wireless, 360 degree turning target retrieval system. Now range owners can take this same cost saving technology outdoors. The release of this unique target carrier is a testament to Meggitt’s position as the industry leader in firearms training equipment.”   

Meggitt’s Environmentally Rugged, Outdoor XWT is designed to withstand wet, humid, sandy and other harsh conditions that live fire ranges are exposed to on a constant basis. The Outdoor XWT will operate just as the indoor XWT, but within a ruggedized design.

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The Outdoor XWT moves along the rail via an internal, variable speed, DC motor drive system eliminating the need to replace frayed cables and to continually adjust tension of cables and pulleys found on traditional target retrievers. This unique design also eliminates stray lead fragments and casings from damaging the power source. The Outdoor XWT is operated via wireless communication through a user-friendly, touch-screen controller. Additionally, Meggitt Training Systems’ improved rail system utilizes one-piece construction roll-formed steel track for increased durability, reduced maintenance and smoother operation.

Visit Meggitt at Booth 12267 – January 17-20 – Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

For the second year, Meggitt is sponsoring and delivering two educational sessions within the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP). Maximizing your live fire range potential, Instructor: Edward M. Santos, Owner/Founder, Center Target Sports, Inc., Tactical Services Group; Virtual Training for Officer Survivability, Instructor: Mike Webber, Ohio State Highway Patrol (Retired); Instructor, University of Findlay

To find out more about the sessions and to register visit
www.shotshow.org/LEEP.

About Meggitt Training Systems
Meggitt Training Systems, makers of FATS® and Caswell technologies, a division of Meggitt PLC, is the leading supplier of integrated live-fire and virtual weapons training systems, unmanned land and sea vehicles, aerial targets and electronic scoring systems. Following the acquisition of FATS virtual training systems and Caswell International's live-fire ranges and services, Meggitt Training Systems has continued to grow its capabilities based on the legacy of these two industry leaders. Over 10,000 Meggitt live-fire ranges and 5,200 virtual systems are fielded internationally, providing judgmental, situational awareness and marksmanship training to the armed forces, law enforcement and security organizations.

Meggitt Training Systems employs more than 400 people at its headquarters in Atlanta and at facilities in Orlando, Canada, the UK, Netherlands, UAE, Australia and Singapore. It can deploy service personnel anywhere in the world for instructor training, system installation and maintenance.

About Meggitt PLC
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Meggitt PLC is an international group operating in North America, Europe and Asia. Known for its specialized extreme environment engineering, Meggitt is a world leader
in aerospace equipment, sensing systems, combat support and defence systems training. Meggitt employs 7400 people over 30 manufacturing facilities worldwide.