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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Meggitt to provide surface and aerial targets to DND

*Originally published by Frontline Defence News

DND has awarded Meggitt Target Systems (MTAS) a five-year Standing Offer, worth up to $35 million, for surface and aerial target systems (with provisions for two additional years).

The majority of these targets will be manufactured at the company's manufacturing facility in Medicine Hat, Alberta, with production deliveries expected later 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.