MILO is a world-leading provider of interactive simulation training, curriculum, range design, and equipment. We are widely regarded as the nation’s fastest-growing manufacturer of best-in-class firearms and use-of-force training systems. Since 1994, our award-winning MILO product line has been continuously selected as the de-facto training simulator for all branches of law enforcement, military, security, and public safety agencies throughout the United States and the world.
In 2020 Shooting Range Industries, “SRI” joined the MILO Live division. A premier provider of live-fire shooting range solutions and equipment, specializing in the design and manufacturing of modular shooting ranges that are available as self-contained, single containers, Ready Range systems, or fully configurable multi-container solutions for wide-open layouts with custom lane widths.
MILO—What does it stand for?
When we first designed and released the MILO simulator systems in 2004, it was unique because for the first time you could use one computer-based system to accomplish several training tasks in the same location at once including classroom-based lessons, instructional presentations, interactive-individual and group testing, and scoring, physical hands-on firearms and use of force training exercises and scenarios. This multiple training and testing capability lead to the acronym MILO.
Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives
The MILO acronym, first just used as a simple internal product development placeholder name became so widely used and popular among our customers and professional trainers that we generally use that now for the default product and company name. In fact, it is so widely known now that any kind of simulation training done for judgmental training and the application of the use of force in a simulator has become known as “MILO training.”
For almost two decades, MILO has been proud to serve thousands of public safety and military agencies of all sizes and disciplines in over forty nations. Our main goal is to provide the highest levels of customer support and service to all our current and future customers and to continually improve and expand our product’s capabilities and quality while providing a superior immersive training environment to the men and women who rely on our systems to prepare for the challenges they face now and into the future.
1994: IES Interactive Training, now MILO Range Training Systems, was founded in Colorado
1995: MILO Range introduces the first all-digital video, MS Windows™ based training simulators for law enforcement.
1996: MILO Range introduces the first integrated and easy to use end-user scenario authoring features to make your own scenarios without expensive vendor support.
2001: MILO Range introduces the first Taser® version designed exclusively for simulation training.
2003: IES Interactive Training acquired by Arotech Training and Simulation Division-ATSD
2004: MILO Range is the first to offer High Definition Video and 5.1 sound standard
2006: MILO Range moved from Colorado to Ann Arbor, Michigan to join FAAC Inc.
2006: MILO Range is the first to build and deliver an integrated police driving simulator made by the same company.
2009: MILO Range is the first simulator to offer full touchscreen operation
2012: MILO Range is the first and only simulation training system to incorporate Microsoft Kinect for Windows
2013: MILO Range is the first and only simulation training system to offer a fully dedicated CO2 recoil shotgun for police simulation training.
2017: MILO Range introduces the industry’s first authentic wireless haptic feedback distraction device (MILO Range React!) to replicate the stress-related challenges and physiological changes that occur in the human body during high-intensity training.
2018: MILO Range introduces M-SATS: (Mobile-Situational Awareness Training System), a rugged, portable system designed for mobile use.
2019: MILO Range adds 4K projection capability to all MILO simulators, and includes 4K scenario library with all systems.
2020: MILO Range integrates Shooting Range Industries (SRI) into the milo products and MILO Brands
2021: MILO Range diversifies into MILO: MILO-Virtual, MILO-Live, and MILO -Cognitive to drive more science and research into system courses and programs. One of the only simulator companies with a full-time Doctorate of Education Technology (D.ET) on staff, and in-house instructional designers for building human performance training curricula to run exclusively on MILO Range systems.