British aerospace equipment maker Meggitt secures $25 million defence contract in Canada

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Meggitt, an international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has won a $25m contract in Canada.

It has been awarded by the Public Works Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of National Defence, to provide in-service support to the Canadian Armed Forces for Meggitt's Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT).

The three-year contract secured by Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec) began last month and includes operator and maintenance support for related training activities, incorporating onsite support for health, usage and equipment monitoring at major bases across Canada.

The Meggitt SAT simulator system supports individual and group training across the spectrum of military, paramilitary and security operations. Meggitt's IFTs are used to train soldiers in forward observer, fire direction centre and mortar crew skills proficiency.

"Meggitt has been a proud supplier of weapon simulation to the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 20 years," said Andrea Czop, president of Meggitt Training Systems (Quebec). "We remain a committed partner supporting the operational readiness of Canada's soldiers, sailors and airmen with advanced simulation and training systems."


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