On January 13, 2015, the subsidiary of the British aerospace engineering company Meggitt, Meggitt Training Systems, was awarded a USD$31.7 million contract from the United States Marine Corps System Command Program Manager for Training Systems. This contract calls for Meggitt Training Systems to cultivate and provide an innovative training system called the Indoor Simulated Marksmanship Trainers (ISMT). This new system will give the US Marine Corps a lifelike, state-of-the-art virtual small arms training for marksmanship, cooperative and judgmental situations. The USD$31.7 million award puts into agreement a five-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract which, in addition to the system and weapon simulator, will provide the installation and support of more than 670 systems at domestic and worldwide US Marine Corps sites.


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Headquartered in Lohr am Main, Germany, Bosch Rexroth Group is one of the world’s foremost specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Founded in 2001 via the merger of Mannesman Rexroth AG and the Automation Technology Business Unit of Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch Rexroth caters to the factory automation, construction, commercial vehicle, marine, and renewable energies markets. Recently, Bossard won a major contact from British firm Land Rover. Founded in 1948, Whitley-based Land Rover is a premier designer and manufacturer of four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles, and operates under parent company Jaguar Land Rover. The agreement, worth USD$3 million, is for Bosch Rexroth to produce welding controls for Land Rover’s T5 project.


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