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Meggitt awarded MoD contracts worth $20 million

Staff Writer | November 10, 2016
Meggitt's Training Systems division has been awarded two contracts from the UK Ministry of Defence worth around $20 million in total.
Defense industry   Precise marksmanship training
Meggitt said it will manufacture and deliver 866 BlueFire convertible wireless versions of the UK's SA80 main infantry service rifle and its associated support equipment.

In addition, Meggitt Training Systems will manufacture and deliver 70 Sharpshooter rifles and associated system upgrades for the UK's existing small-arms trainer, known as the Dismounted Close Combat Trainer.

Jeff Murphy, president of Meggitt Training Systems, said: "The SA80 and Sharpshooter contracts continue to strengthen Meggitt Training Systems' long-standing relationship with UK Ministry of Defence.

"Precise marksmanship training using realistic weapon simulators is essential for mission success and a vital part of the UK's Future Integrated Soldier Technology modernisation initiative."