Caliente Receives Top Simulation and Training Company Award

For the third year in a row, Caliente is being recognized by Military Training Technologies (MT2) with the Innovation Award as one of the Top Simulation and Training Companies. This award is based off of total military sales, end-user feedback, innovations and the need for a solution. We are honored and proud to be ranked as one of the top companies in all four of these categories. We continue to make a significant impact in the military training industry and have built strong relationships across the military because of it. The passion we have for developing innovative products that meet the needs of our clients is what separates us from our competition. We are looking forward to another outstanding year.


Follow this link to check out our award page and visit our website to see what we offer

Caliente announces New and Improved website updates

Caliente is launching a new website later today  with added features that are geared towards you, our customers. Our goal is to expand the site and make it more user friendly. Our site will include a product search section where customers can see exactly how our designs will fit their needs. This includes product photos, descriptions, specifications, and features of almost every product in our warehouse, considering most of what we do is customized. Additionally, our site is now mobile friendly. We have created this easy to navigate design to help you find the information you need quickly and efficiently.

Head to today to check out our new website!

Caliente is heading to Baltimore for the 138th National Guard Conference

For the first time ever, Caliente will be exhibiting at the National Guard Association of the United States 138th Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. We will be stationed in Booth #1438 on September 10th through the 12th.


Featured at our booth will be our 2D and 3D heated Ivan platform thermalization targets, which are similar to our platform thermalization heaters for SAT’s, which sit directly behind the lifter and heat the target in the down position.  These carry a five-year life rating with an 18-month ROI vs consumable thermal targets.

Caliente will also feature standard E Silhouette targets, 3D Ivan insert thermal targets, and non-powered/passive targets in support of live fire ranges looking to field thermal targets ahead of new weapon qualification requirements proposed for 2018. For an added benefit, check out our thermal camera to see exactly how these targets will look in the field!      mt2_logo_vertical_rgb-500x443

Come see what Caliente has to offer and why we were awarded the 2016 Top Simulation and Training Company from Military Training Technology Magazine by visiting Booth #1438 or visit!

Caliente Welcomes New Employee

Caliente is pleased to welcome their newest employee Allison Rowe to the team as their Marketing Coordinator.

Allison 1Allison is a recent graduate of Manchester University with two Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Management. Originally from California, Allison moved to Indiana to go to school with her sister and encounter her first real winter but most importantly, to gain an outstanding education. Soccer1While attending Manchester, Allison was a part of their soccer and track teams as well as maintaining a perfect record on the Dean’s List. She is extremely excited to see what Caliente has in store for her and thankful for the incredible opportunity.

Caliente Thermal Targets now on GSA

GSA Advantage!

Caliente LLC is pleased to announce that its thermal targets are now available for purchase on GSA!  Caliente has the broadest offering of thermal targets on the market, including 120V powered standard temp, hot, and extra hot, 12V battery powered targets, and non-powered passive/reverse polarity targets.

Also featured on GSA are Caliente’s innovative table thermalization heaters for SIT’s and SAT’s, where the plywood is heated via a platform behind the lifter, saving on repeat ordering, maintenance and replacement.

Caliente’s thermal targets can be found by searching Caliente LLC at, or directly at the following link:

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Caliente is a HUBZone certified small business based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and can be reached at +1 260-426-3800 or

Caliente SimIS Introduces Next Generation Moving Target

November 30, 2015

Orlando, Florida

Caliente SimIS, a joint venture between thermal target manufacturer Caliente and SimIS, specializing in robotic/modeling/simulation, introduced the next generation in moving target systems at the I/ITSEC Innovation Showcase on Monday.

The Caliente SimIS RHTT (Robotic Human Type Target) system is a mobile, four wheeled, robotic, trackless smart target developed for the military live fire training market and beyond.   The robot will react to various levels of engagement, differentiating between lethal hits, non-lethal hits, and near misses to exhibit human like behaviors and reactions, including replicating threats.  The Caliente SimIS RHTT improves training realism and accelerates the development of marksmanship and other human dimensions of warfighting by improving soldier readiness, situational awareness and resiliency.

Caliente SimIS has also released a white paper and spec sheet on the RHTT system, and will be demonstrating the unit at I/ITSEC Booth 533 through Thursday.  More information can be found at

Caliente is a HUBZone certified small business based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and SimIS is an 8(a) small business based in Portsmouth, Virginia.  Contact Mike Kelly for more information – or +1 260-450-7167.

Inaugural Race For The Warrior A Smashing Success

Caliente, LLC was pleased to both sponsor and participate in the inaugural Race for the Warrior on Saturday, May 23rd at the Fort Wayne International Airport.

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The race was coordinated by the Fort Wayne Base Community Council to benefit local military families that face financial hardship.


Organizers targeted a goal of 250 runners, and were delighted that over 350 participated.


More coverage of the event can be found here:

More information on the Fort Wayne Base Community Council can be found at, where you can donate to the Military Support Fund.

Caliente/Caliente Defense Sponsors Race For the Warrior

Race For The Warrior - Fort Wayne Base Community Council
Caliente/Caliente Defense is pleased to help sponsor the upcoming Race for the Warrior 5/10k Run & Walk, Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 9:00am at the Fort Wayne International Air-Trade Center, benefiting the Fort Wayne Base Community Council’s Military Support Fund.  The fund provides immediate financial hardship assistance to local military members, to allow them to care for their families while remaining focused on their critical work in the support of our stated and defense of our nation.

Please visit to sign up to run, volunteer or financially support this great event!

Caliente Defense Exhibits at SHOT Show January 20th-23rd in Las Vegas

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Caliente Defense will once again be exhibiting at the SHOT Show next week, January 20th – 23rd in Las Vegas, Booth 8511, Level 1 of the Law Enforcement Section. This year we will be featuring our 12 volt thermal sniper targets and the Targabot robotic target system.

Caliente thermal targets have been featured at prestigious sniper competitions such as the International Sniper Competition and are used by U.S. Army installations including Ft. Hood, Ft. Bragg, Ft. Bliss, and Ft. Carson.

Click to view a brief video of our innovative thermal targets. 
The Targabot was also featured at the2014 International Sniper Competition and is one of the most exciting new products available for live fire training.  It is endorsed by world renowned competitive shooter Jerry Miculek.

Click to view a brief video of the Targabot in action.
Also, don’t miss your chance to talk with Jerry, Kay and Lena at our booth on Wednesday and Thursday for a Team Miculek meet and greet (and get a few pointers from the pros themselves).  We’re also having a live fire demonstration of the Targabot on Thursday.  Please RSVP with us prior to Thu 22nd, 12 noon.

Caliente Defense Booth Schedule:

Team Miculek Meet & Greet – Wed 21st, 3:15 – 4pm Booth 8511
Team Miculek Meet & Greet – Thu 22nd, 3:15 – 4pm Booth 8511
Targabot Live Fire Demo –      Thu 22nd, 2:00 – 6pm Clark County Shooting                                                        Complex,11357 North Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas