The Corps of Engineers completed a shoot house facility for live fire training exercises at Fort Campbell, Kentucky in June. The almost $3.8 million project was constructed over the last 12 months by construction contractor C3, LLC.
"Deploying Soldiers are required to complete training in a live fire environment, units are trained and evaluated on their ability to move tactically, enter and clear a room or building, engage targets, conduct breaches and practice target discrimination," said Rodney Boyd, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District project manager.
The targets on the range are fully automated and event-specific target scenarios are computer-driven and scored from the After Action Review (AAR) building. The range operating system is fully capable of providing immediate performance feedback to the participants in the AAR building.
All of the targetry consists of life-like precision targets with reconfigurable plug and play capability. The shoot house is designed to support live rounds so ballistic rubber walls virtually eliminate the hazards of ricochet, bullet splatter, shoot-through, and significantly reduces airborne lead particulates.