Kuwait invests in 100 firing range training targets

$4.5m ranges will be installed in 10 new police training centres across the country in 2013

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Kuwait has spent around $4.5m buying 100 new firing range targets, which will be installed in ten new facilities across the country and used to help trainee police officers to improve their marksmanship.

Meggitt Training Systems, which specialises in weapons training systems, has been contracted to install the new targetry mechanisms at the new law enforcement firing range at Kuwait’s Mubarrak Al Kabeer.

The Police Governorate is planning a further nine similar installations across the country, including the new Police Training College.

Around 100 stationary and mobile targetry mechanisms and multiple sophisticated control units have been ordered, worth a total of around $4.5m.

The equipment will be installed by the end of 2013 and will bring “new levels of tactical realism into an urban area training setting,” Meggitt said in a statement.

By immersing users in realistic engagement scenarios, skills are improved in marksmanship, judgment and accuracy for greater real-world response, it added.

Similar systems are in service with armed forces and security services in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt.

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