Direct Fire Targetry Support Services (DFT SS)
Lockheed Martin Canada’s DFT Target Support Services (TSS) Team has successfully provided timely, flexible, reliable, high quality DFT systems and services to the Canadian Army and Government of Canada since delivering the DFT-ITS equipment to Canada in 1997.
Lockheed Martin Canada provides personnel, operations and maintenance support, and recurring military operator training to ensure the availability and operational effectiveness of the DFT equipment at all four permanent DFT sites.
Over the past 18 years, we have developed a clear and thorough understanding of the importance of the continued operational effectiveness and availability of the Direct Fire Targetry Integrated Fire Targetry Suit (DFT-ITS) and over the past 13 years the Portable Moving Target Systems (PMTS) with our subcontractor Meggitt Training Systems Canada.
The DFT TSS Team is proud to have been part of Canada’s various live fire exercises taking place prior to deploying to Afghanistan and other war torn areas of the world in helping prepare Canada’s soldiers for the challenges of the combat environment and associated operational tasks.
DFT ITS systems are permanently located at four Canadian Army bases across Canada:
- 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CSDB Gagetown)
- 3rd Canadian Division Support Base Edmonton, Detachment Wainwright (3 CDSB Edm, Det Wainwright)
- 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier (2 CDSB Valcartier)
- 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa (4 CDSB Petawawa)
The PMTS systems are located at two Canadian Army bases across Canada:
- 5 CDSB Gagetown
- 3 CDSB Edm, Det Wainwright
DFT Support Services are provided outdoors in live fire training ranges, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, and 365 days per year, as required. DFT equipment is typically used on existing and austere ranges at the 4 Army bases as noted above, but is capable of being deployed to ranges and field firing areas throughout Canada and anywhere around the world.