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Meggitt wins $35m Canadian defense contract

Staff writer ▼ | May 21, 2016
Meggitt awarded $35 million contract for surface and aerial targets from Canadian Department of National defense.
Defense industry   Surface and aerial target systems
Meggitt been awarded a five-year National Individual Standing Offer (NISO) worth up to $35 million from Canada's Department of National defense. The NISO, for surface and aerial target systems, includes provisions for two option years.

The majority of the targets will be manufactured at MTAS' manufacturing facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta with production deliveries expected this year.

The target systems selected include Hammerhead, an advanced, unmanned surface vehicle target that can form part of a swarm threat simulation of up to 16 vessels, and Vindicator, an aerial target that can present the appearance of various aircraft profiles to radar, for naval weapons development and personnel training.

MTAS' managing director, Peter Longstaff commented: "The Canadian Armed Forces are a longstanding user of Meggitt target systems and we are delighted to be able to support their training and test and evaluation requirements locally."