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About Parker Meggitt Defense Systems Division (DSD)

We specialize in the design, manufacture, integration and operation of systems
and components.

From thermal management, towed aerial targets and weapon scoring systems
to automatic ammunition handling, our customers rely on our technical expertise.

Efficient | Safe | Reliable


Apache ammunition
handling systems delivered


Abrams tank thermal
management systems delivered


towed vehicles delivered
to 25 countries

As a recognised world leader in ammunition handling systems, we provide fast, safe and reliable hardware. Many of our systems deliver 300,000 rounds of ammunition — about four years of typical mission activity — before any maintenance is needed.

Mission critical electronics generate significant heat and require an efficient thermal management system. Our thermodynamic expertise ensures that we design and manufacture systems and components including fans, pumps and compressors, that are extremely reliable, even at extreme temperatures.

Our weapon training scoring systems for air, land and sea, can identify and locate projectiles of any size with extreme accuracy. Meggitt Defense Systems has been the leader in this market for over 35 years.

Aerial Towing is a Meggitt speciality. We provide towed target solutions for virtually every surface-to-air and air-to-air need. Our systems provide a flexible way to conduct live fire training.

Meggitt Defense Systems Inc. (MDSI) is, a part of Meggitt PLC, a leading international engineering company specializing in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defense and energy markets.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, in a 152,000 square foot facility, MDSI employs over 390 people.
We are committed to:
· Acting with integrity
· Empowering our employees
· Investing for continuous and long-term growth
· Striving for performance excellence
· Building on our legacy