Marine Common Aircrew Trainers (MCATs)

Marine Common Aircrew Trainers (MCATs)

ACME Worldwide Enterprises, Inc. (ACME) has been selected by Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), to provide replica weapon systems for the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) five Marine Common Aircrew Trainers (MCATs) developed by Kratos.

Under the MCAT subcontract, ACME will provide M240, GAU-21, GAU-17 replica weapons and modified aircraft mounts for the aircrew trainers. The gunnery training systems will feature ACME’s patented, all-electric Gun Active Recoil system that provides full-force recoil and at full rate of fire.

“This program has exciting new capabilities and features… it’s going to bring aviation gunnery training to a whole new level especially for in-flight weapon malfunctions” said ACME’s president, Randy Gurulé. “We look forward to this new program and the opportunity to work again with Kratos and the USMC.

The contract extends ACME’s long history providing unique weapon training systems for customers. Since 2005, ACME has produced more the 300 gun-recoil systems used nationwide in US Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard simulators. ACME’s machine gun simulators are used for gunnery training in shipboard systems; on trucks, armored assault vehicles, and ground based systems; and in a range of helicopter simulators.

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ACME Worldwide Enterprises, Inc. (ACME) is a leader in motion cueing technologies for simulation and training. ACME’s patented Gun Active Recoil (GAR®) systems combine high-fidelity replica weapons with full-force, full rate-of-fire recoil for realistic training. Our True Q® Dynamic Motion Seats (DMS) use our patented technology to provide full 6 degree-of-freedom cueing for vehicle, aircraft, and watercraft simulators. ACME’s DMS puts the motion motors and the cueing right into the seat body rather than using expensive platforms or shakers. Since 1994, ACME has provided exceptional capability at competitive pricing for our customers.