ATS – Australian Target Systems Pty Ltd
ATS is Australian Veteran owned and operated, supporting essential preparation of the Military and Police for the rigors of complex threats through delivering the most advanced immersive live fire training environments in the world.
ATS’ relationship with the Australian Defence Force commenced in 1954, when the Company Owner Mr Kenneth Gillam, a veteran of both Tobruk and New Guinea campaigns of World War II, created the world’s first electronic pop-up target. Since then the Company has worked side by side with the ADF, continually innovating and developing world leading electromechanical targetry systems such as the Disappearing and Re-appearing Target (DART) and the Location of Miss and Hit (LOMAH) System. These innovations continue to be the basis of design for all live fire targetry systems currently on the market. ATS has also been intimately involved with Defence in Range Design with the current Marksmanship Training Range (MTR) and Group and Zero Ranges products of ATS collaboration.
Since the 1950’ a lot has changed in terms of company owners, absorption into ADI, and re-establishment of itself as an independent wholly owned Australian Company today. What has not changed throughout our history is the relentless pursuit of excellence in live fire range and targetry systems design, systems integration and innovation, and enduring maintenance and repair support. ATS ensures that the live fire range and targetry systems of the ADF remain fit for purpose for the conduct of realistic live fire training.
Our Core Business as a wholly Australian Veteran owned and operated company, our focus is always on supporting Australian servicemen and women for the challenges of operational environments in the most realistic and professional way we can. We focus on supporting Australians with Australians. To achieve this objective ATS has established itself as a leader in supporting essential organisational outcomes for the rigors of live fire training and demanding operational environments.
This starts with a thorough understanding of the Training Need to ensure that the training capability is fit for purpose. From the Training Needs Analysis (TNA) ATS employs a disciplined Systems development and approach to the delivery of Training Capability Outcomes for the customer. The capability outcome is achieved through delivery and acceptance testing with a professional and experienced team, then maintained and operated for the life of the capability solution for the Combatant. This whole of life cycle approach is focussed on delivering realism using world leading targetry systems integration and quality components to deliver the sovereign capability training outcome to Australia. This outcome is enabled combining the skills of ex-military professionals with the know-how of highly skilled systems, software and hardware engineers to integrate leading edge live fire training systems to deliver the most advanced immersive training environments in the world for both individual and collective training requirements.
Today, ATS’ continues to grow in capability and capacity to provide the full spectrum of live fire training systems, products and services to the ADF. These services include range design input, systems development and integration, project management, installation, operations and maintenance services. ATS provides a national maintenance footprint and is the contracted live fire range maintainer for ADF Ranges. Over time ATS has developed a large network of supply-chain partners in Australia and Internationally who produce targetry system components to the standards and quality that both we and our clients demand. This commitment to excellence, quality and performance ensures that our integrated systems deliver exceptional capability performance, reliability and value for the life of the capability.
ATS’ performance in delivering capability for the ADF has not gone unnoticed with international clients and technical partners engaging ATS to deliver live fire targeytry systems solutions. Over the past seven years, ATS has expanded significantly to deliver its expertise the wider domestic and international customer base as military, police and other government organisations seek to evolve their capabilities to meet the demands of an increasingly lethal and complex threat environment. This has seen ATS work as a trusted industry partner at the national strategic level to deliver fully integrated live fire capability outcomes aimed at enhancing the judicious lethality and survivability of close combatants. The capabilities provided by the global ATS team, has resulted in ATS expanding its operations to establish a program wide Targetry Capability Systems Integration entity for the provision of the targetry installation services and targets for the world’s largest range projects.
The ATS approach is based on using the best live fire training equipment available in the world to develop a fully integrated capability solution that meets the exacting requirements of the end user. This is achieved by developing a complete understanding of the live fire training objectives first, to ensure the intimate relationship between the marksman and the target forms the core foundation of the range and targetry design process.
ATS – Australia’s Shooting Range Experts.
ATS operates both Nationally and Internationally from the following locations:
- Canberra ACT / Queanbeyan NSW, Australia – Headquarters.
- Albury NSW, Australia – Products and Services.
- Brisbane QLD, Australia – Repair and Maintenance Workshop.
- Townsville, QLD, Australia – Repair and Maintenance Workshop.
- Abu Dhabi, UAE – Middle East Headquarters.
ATS maintains certification to ISO9001:2015, Certificate Number QMS41727
Chief Executive Officer: Kane Mangin
Chief Operating Officer: Gavin Gray
Chief Finance Officer: Michael Pope
General Manager: Anthony Crilly