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Meggitt simulated mortars for ADF

19th August 2016 - 11:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a $1.49 million contract for simulated mortars by the Australian Defence Force’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, it was announced on 17 August.

Under the contract, Meggitt will operate, maintain, install and produce additional 81mm simulated mortars at multiple locations to support the Regular Army Infantry Battalions and Army Reserve Light Batteries.

The mortars will be used to train and test commanders, fire controllers, command post operators and mortar men in mortar operations, procedures, techniques and tactics.

Deliveries are expected to take place in May 2017 and June 2017 with installation to follow shortly thereafter.

Chris Jordan, managing director, Meggitt Training Systems Australia, said: ‘We have installed, maintained and operated the Weapon Training Simulation Systems in Australia since 1999 and most recently installed Meggitt 81mm mortar simulators at four sites during 2016.’

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